We were the closest family possible. Our world was turned upside down on 05/03/09 when my best friend, the person I love most next only to our children, my sister Trina was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Her body gave out on her on 01/09/10 but she will ALWAYS be a part of our daily life and will continue to be in my posts. I started my blog to chronicle our daughter's international adoption from Guatemala and have continued to use it as a journal.

What you will find is my family trying to adapt to our new lives that were handed to us.

Monday, August 08, 2011


A few weeks ago Asa asked me why I didn't adopt two kids instead of "just" Valentina. I started to explain why when we got interrupted and I didn't get to answer his question. So the other day we were in the car and we had the following conversation:

Me - Asa, you know how you asked why I didn't adopt two kids instead of one?

Asa - yeah.

Me - well, your mom and I had agreed to have the same number of kids. At first it was just you so I only had one kid. Then later on your mom was going to have another baby and then I would have adopted again. But then mom died so I have two kids anyway! I have you and Valentina!

Asa - I want us to have another baby.

Beya - What would you like, a boy or a girl?

Me - You don't get to choose.

Valentina - I want to buy a girl!

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