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Wednesday, May 22

It has been well over a year since my last post and what a year it has been. I have finally decided to come back to our blog after this long hiatus for many reasons but mainly because I love to reminisce and remember because when I do I become more and more thankful for the life god has choose for me and the many people he has brought to me.

Today as I was out for my morning run the last year ran through my head like a movie reel. So much so that I knew I needed to get it out of my head and into my blog. The need is there not only for me but so someday I can show this to Stella when I explain to her just how amazing her little spirit was from day one. Also, I want Sophia and Stephen to have this to remember too. What a year we have been through. What started as turmoil and stress has ended in blessing beyond our wildest dreams.

So I will back up now start from the beginning. On February 7th,2012 in Daegu, South Korea I went in for a second (yes I did say second) induction in hopes that this time around I would love the hospital with a bouncing baby in my hands instead of waddling out with a baby still bouncing in my stomach. This time around Stephen stayed with Sophia until my water broke and I was ready to push. So my labor was spent in a  hospital with nurses who did not speak my language. I learned quickly during my epidural that even with the language barrior the strong grip of a nurses hand and her caring demeanor calmed me down in no time.

Long story short after a few pushes all 7 lbs  of Stella Grace Thompson popped right out. She was amazing, perfect and I thought she looked just like me :)  From all accounts she was happy, healthy and perfectly fit right into our family.