Wednesday, August 13, 2008

We'll never be the same

Our lives changed forever on Friday August 8th, 2008. A beautiful baby boy was born at 8:44am. An hour later he was in our arms and we knew we would love him forever. Gabriel Conner Lucas weighed 7 lb 12 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. He has wonderful black hair and baby gray/blue eyes. We brought him home on Monday August 11th, and have loved having him with us every moment. Yes, even in the middle of the night. We are so grateful to his birth family for their generosity and support that they showed us while he was still in the hospital. We are especially grateful to his birth mother, Andrea, who made the sacrifice of allowing us to bond with him in the hospital and giving us this amazing blessing. She will always have a special place in our hearts for the gift she has given us.

We have had so much love and support from our family and friends throughout this process. On Monday, when we brought him home, our parents came over to our house and met Gabe for the first time. It was so wonderful to see the people who taught us and love us most get to know our son. We love them so much for everything they have done to help bring us to this point in our lives. Thanks to everyone who has prayed for us, fed us, and loved us. We are all so touched by your generosity and caring. Okay, enough mushy stuff. Enjoy the cute pictures.


Becky said...

Congrats Mark and Sarah! Your son is beautiful. Love, Becky

The Gocha Family said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! Can't wait to see how your new adventure as parents unfolds.
Love ya guys!

Lisa said...

I love the blog site! Dad and I could not be happier for you! We love Gabriel with all our hearts! Thanks for sharing your "beautiful, crazy, wonderful life" with us!

Sarah Lopez said...

Congratulations. You look so happy. He's beautiful!!!

Valarie said...

Woo Freakin' Hoo!!!

The Cochran Family said...

he is seriously sooooo beautiful! I can't get over it! Wow, no squishy newborn face here!