March 19, 2007… Vanessa found herself in China where our daughter Izze had been waiting for us since she was born on June 26, 2006. Mother and daughter were united and strange to say… not a tear was shed. They whirled around the room in a first dance and only paused when Lady Robin (Vanessa’s sister) cut in and said, ‘May I hold her now?’ ‘Oh… alright…’ Vanessa grudgingly allowed. When I picked the girls up in Cincinnati, Izze burst into tears. She wasn’t used to male figures… much less those with facial hair. The tears stopped… and smiles continued.
That was then… and…
The world turns in its own way and more often than not, we have little to do with its progress. Sometimes things come up roses… and we just have to stop for a moment and enjoy the fragrance.
Izze… love you darlin’!