When people hear our story, they like to say how lucky our daughter is. We hear it a lot. It wasn’t until Zinashi and I were on a walk through our neighborhood that we heard it the proper way. After spying us walking down the street, a kind neighbor introduced herself, asked a few questions about Zinash (age, adoption story, how long we’d been home, etc.) and looked me in the eye and said, “You are so lucky!” And we are. If anyone is lucky here, it’s Jarod and me. As for Zinashi, we will let her decide for herself how lucky she is. The story you read here is not so much Zinashi’s story as it is ours, and we stake no claim to her feelings or opinions as she grows up. This is the story of how we became parents. This is our wonderful daughter. And here, see, look, this is how life took a turn for the awesome when this little person showed up. We are so, so, SO lucky.
Don’t you agree?