Monday, January 31, 2011

Amazing People - Amazing Opportunity!

Too awesome...I couldn't wait to share.
January 22, 2011
Word vomit - or so my best friend likes to call it.
That's what I apparently get when I get nervous.
I am an incredibly shy person and some people make me nervous.
I can't tell you why some people and not others, but there are a select few who seriously make me nervous and when that happens, I talk...a lot.

I think that is what happened when I met the O'Hara's.
I don't think I shut up the entire time.

Jenn O'Hara contacted me two years back after Hanna was born.
She found the blog during a web search...on Microcephaly.
From that point on, I don't think that a week has passed that we haven't emailed one another.

Jenn and her family live in Canada.
They planned a winter trip to Orlando and she was gracious enough to ask if we wanted to meet somewhere along the way.
We decided that since Atlanta is just a short drive from us (well...a short drive for other people), that we would drive over for the day.

It wouldn't have mattered what we had to go through, we were not passing up the opportunity to meet this amazing family!
Chris, Julien, Addie and I made the trip to Atlanta and had dinner with Jenn and her family, including her awesome Mom and Dad.

The O'Hara's are the type of family that I am awed with.
They are beautiful, kind-hearted people and I am honored to have met them.

*Most of the photo credit goes to Jenn. We got an awful lot of pictures...but Jenn's were much better, so she offered hers up to me for blog posting*

Addie and Julien were beyond thrilled to play with Hanna and Gracie - two of the cutest, sweetest girls I have ever met!

The girls danced by the table and I had no shame in allowing them the chance to enjoy themselves.

I couldn't have cared less if people thought we were awful for allowing our children to dance in a restaurant!

The girls had no problem becoming instant friends!

Julien wanted nothing more than to hold Hanna and was so amazed at how wonderfully perfect she is!

Gracie and Addie loved sharing hugs!

Oh my goodness, Gracie is the sweetest ever!

Kisses and more kisses!

Addie kept reaching over to Julien and patting him.

She was trying her best to get him to take Hanna out of Jenn's she could have Jenn all to herself!

By the time we met up with Jenn's family, they had been driving for 13 hours.

They were so tired and so it meant that much more to us that they took the time to meet up with us.

I didn't want to leave, but when the time finally came, Jenn gave Addie a magical baby to bring back home with her.

The magic baby was to help Addie in the car on the way home.

So sweet...


Kristyn said...

I'm so glad you were able to meet. It sounds like you had a great visit - but did you really need to colour co-ordinate everyone? LOL The girls look so cute together!
I know Jenn was looking forward to seeing you guys in person. Thanks, to all of your family, for being such an inspiration.