This personal essay by Sheri Rich is one in the six-part series about her family's amazing domestic adoption saga. A listing of the other installments appears at the end of each article.
Emily was born on April 1, 2000. She is a six-pound, five-ounce blessing from above. Cuddled in my arms is a very healthy Emily, my long-awaited child, Hannah's little sister and the second daughter I could never even have dreamed of giving my husband.
So when you feel like giving up or that your wait seems endless, remember Emily.
To Emily's Birth Mother:
You are far more than a number on a page; you are my shining star; you are a pure heart of gold. We love you.
For each kiss I give Emily, I will kiss her twice for you ... always.
Find out how this domestic adoption saga began in the following installments: