Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Surprise

One phone call. That's all it takes to change a life. On March 4th, my husband I received such a phone call.

Robert and I have been married for four years just this past March 25th. A year and half before we were married, he broke up with his ex-girlfriend. We just found out that he has a daughter with this ex-girlfriend. The little girl is four and a half years old. He never knew. We drove across three states this weekend to meet her. Her name is Lyanna (pronounced Lee Anna).



There are, of course, many layers to this story. I want to tell it well so I'm going to break it down into parts. There are things that I've learned about myself and my husband in three short weeks. Amazing things and some painful things, too. These past three weeks have been a rollercoaster of emotions. But at the end of the ride, is our new daughter. Isn't she beautiful?

I think the first part I'll tell you is how Robert and I met and fell in love. It's an awesome story that involves broken hearts, attics, The Muppet Show and a Roomba.

7 comments:

Diahn said...

She is beautiful...just like the rest of your family. :)

I can't wait to hear the part about The Muppet Show...I already know the other things you mentioned...

Carmen said...

WOW! She is beautiful! Can I claim her as another granddaughter? Love to you all, Carmen

Papa Ray said...

Well, my 'nuther daughter and my adopted son-in-law has presented us with a 'nuther granddaughter, I hope. Can't wait to apply the spoiling that she is due

Mark said...

What a cutie. Everything happens for a reason, at least that's what I like to think.

Melinda said...

Of course you can claim her! We wouldn't have it any other way. Love you guys. And thanks Mark. I believe that, too.

Dan Kent said...

Read this the other day - didn't know what to say. Still don't, except to echo the others: she is beautiful.

Lisa said...

She is very beautiful. I can hardly wait to hear all the stories that come from this one phone call--a perfect way to let us share in your blessing.