So, I have this lively, outgoing daughter named Liliana. We adopted her when she was 6 months old. Most people have 9 months to prepare to be parents- we had 3.5 weeks. Wow, just even writing that sentence makes me tired- did that really happen?
She was born in Texas and my husband is quite happy about that. For those of you who have never lived in TX, let me just say a few words about TX culture. Texans are VERY proud of their state, to the point that they make nick knacks in the shape of their state. You can find TX coasters, welcome mats, baking pans, toothpick holders, (need I go on) and you can't drive a mile without seeing a TX flag flying somewhere. I grew up in Missouri and to this day I have never eaten a cake in the shape of my state nor would dream of having something of the sort in my house.
TX does have good things to offer and one of which is Fatherheart Maternity home. It's a group of dedicated people who provide a safe place for girls who have an unexpected pregnancy, facing all sorts of scary life decisions. This was the place that connected us with our baby girl.
So bring on the TX garb- I'll take the TX shaped bibs, bottles, blankets and country lullabies. I'm proud to be a TX girl's mama.