Last October, Claire contacted me to see if I would be available to accompany her family to the airport and photograph the homecoming of their daughter, Hope. I remember reading the e-mail and getting goosebumps on the top of my head and tearing up. She didn’t have a date, but was hopeful that it would happen in January. She warned that there would only be a few days notice and was concerned that I might not be able to do it with a new baby of my own. I didn’t hesitate for a second. I knew the minute she asked that I had to be a part of it.
January came and went. Claire updated me regularly and was hopeful that they would get the call to say Hope would be coming home any day. Last week, the long awaited call came and twenty-seven months after they started their adoption journey, Claire, Rusty and their son welcomed Hope home.
I know there’s a ridiculous number of pictures here, but I had such a hard time narrowing it down. I was hoping to post a slide show, but after spending hours trying to figure out how to post it, I officially gave up. If you scroll quickly and listen to this you can pretend you’re watching one.
Claire, Rusty and S I couldn’t be happier for you. Thank you so much for inviting me to share in your joy on this most special night. xoxo