Real Life

I can now say, first hand,
that if you look deep enough into the eyes of the one you love;
allowing the day to day "noise" and fantasies of "perfection" to fall away...

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You will remember the very first moment you realized
that you could not move forward without him
and that your life would never be the same.

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You realize that he was the missing piece of your perfectly IMPERFECT life
and that he couldn't fix it all
but all of a sudden you were no longer alone...
which makes all the difference
well, then....
you just thank your lucky stars!

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(**special thanks to the Boy Wonder for taking these great shots
of the two people who love him most in the world....his parents!)

Whooo Hoooo....it's Black and White Wednesday
and the very last Wednesday that
Reagan Elizabeth WenYi Furey
will be separated from her Forever Family!!
It's finally HERE.....the last stop on the
Lisa and Marla will be here having dinner with me on Friday
and will be across the world in China scooping Reagan up on Monday morning!!
It's official.....I've begun holding my breath!

the long road


  1. Dita...

    What amazing photos your son took of you and your hubby. I think you have a budding photographer on your hands. I remember the exact time you speak of when I knew I couldn't live without my husband. It puts the same exact smile on my face that I see in your first photo.

    I'm so over the moon for Lisa. I can't believe she is finally at the end of her long road. Please give her an extra hug for me on Friday. I wish I could be there to send her off. I also wait with baited breath for her first post with that sweet little baby in her arms.

    Happy Wednesday to you!


  2. Love the poem and the sepia B&W is beautiful. Your son did a great job!

  3. Oh, I so agree! Beautiful shots! Your son is really talented.

    Erika B

  4. Fabulous pictures that your son took! I love each and every one and can just feel the love between you and your husband! Enjoy your dinner with Lisa and family and give her a hug from me all the way in California!

  5. I love your love. It is so perfectly beautiful. Tangible.

    It melts my heart.

    I also love your shooter Boy Wonder. he is WONDERFUL! You have an outstandingly beautiful family.

    You are outstandingly beautiful. You make the world a better place. A much, much better place.

    Sending you love on this chilly wednesday! XO

  6. 'K...so you know your words should be put to music. That my dear - is a beautiful long song. Throw in a few rhymes and you're done!

    Seriously, so beautifully put - I love how you describe your perfectly imperfect union. And wow to Wonderboy. He did such a great job.

    Have a marvelous time with the girls on Friday as you send them off. Give them an extra hug from me and keep one for yourself.


  7. Wonderboy is taking some awesome pictures!!! Looks like someone's following in their mother's footsteps :) Have fun with Marla and Lisa on Friday!! I'm sure you ladies will have a blast and that you'll give them the proper send off, like only you know how to do!

  8. Oh Dita, these are beautiful - both the words and the photos :) and I have to tell you sweet girl, that reading your post to Lisa made me cry . . . what a wonderful way you have with words (and what an ability to love friends!)

    hugs :)

    xo ellie

  9. Beautiful pictures & I love the post ... well said! Your face just beams standing next to your fellow!

  10. Dita, What fabulous pics and the words describe your love story so perfectly!

    Can you believe it's almost 'Reagan day?' I'm going to be stalking Lisa's blog for that first glimpse of her holding her baby girl.
    Please give a huge hug from me to Lisa on Friday!



  11. Seeing you in front of the camera is like witnessing a solar eclipse, they don't happen often, but you really appreciate the specialness of it when you get to see it.

    Your tender expression of love for JR make me want to get married.... to JR ;-))

    Kidding, I took a vow nevr to make that mistake again! KIDDING People, I kid becaus I'm serious OMG someboy stop me.

    Love the post, love you. V

  12. Loved reading your writings...just beautiful! Gorgeous pictures!

  13. Wonderboy knows his stuff, just like his Mom ! What a lovely post.

  14. Wow...he's a pro!! These are just lovely and the words to go along with them are beautiful!!

  15. Great job with the camera skills Wonder Boy! Their really great pictures of the both of you! The first one is my favorite!

    I agree with Wanda...You could write a song with your words! Love it!

  16. Great pictures, Wonderboy! I think he's got a talent there (just like his lovely Mamma!)
    Once again your words are so touching...I remember the moment I knew I couldn't move on unless TD was in my life...sitting across from him on my birthday, 2 short weeks after we met. He was talking about something (I have no idea, as I wasn't listening) and what was going through my head was "I'm going to marry this guy"...I have never looked back :)
    So exciting that Reagan will be coming home with her family NEXT WEEK!


  17. Seriously, do y'all stop traffic or what?!?! Not sure I've ever seen a more gorgeous couple!!! And I finally get to meet the HC, I'm so excited I can hardly stand myself. I will see you SOON!!!

    PS- Your photographer is fantastic! I think he has a long and successful career ahead of him. :)

  18. These are amazing!!! Your son is a pro!!! Taking after his Mommy with all that talent!

  19. Wow...great job Wonder Boy...learning from the best! :)

    Dita... your love for one another just radiates through your beautiful photos... your words penetrate the heart... you are blessed with many gifts!

    Woohoo for Lisa!!! Her heart must be overflowing with joy.

    Have a beautiful rest of the week!

    Love and hugs,

  20. What amazing love! WonderBoy did a wonderful job on the photos (I will now begin training AA to hold the camera still....).
    Your words and photos always tell the amazing family you have and are.

    (Hug Lisa, we are so excited for her..... will follow every step in China!)

    Alyzabeth's Mommy (sorry, been away from a computer for almost a week, but we did wear out our iPhones!)

  21. Hellow!

    I love your site, It is a pleasure to visit.

    I have added your site to my site.

    Thank you!

  22. What a beautiful couple!

    I haven't been by in a while... the time just gets away from me...
    BUT I love coming by your blog! It always makes me smile and inspires me!
    Thank you!

  23. How did I miss this? Between facebook and blogger, I can barely keep up! But I'm LOVIN' these super adorable pics of your and your sweetie! I know exactly how you feel about him because I'm blessed with an awesome guy too!

    Now, about that Reagan.... isn't she a doll? Gosh, I'm thrilled for the new Mama and Daddy (and brother and sister!).

    Our Blog: Double Happiness!

  24. Your photos are always so beautiful.

    Has anyone ever told you that you resemble Salma Hayek?

  25. you son did such a marvelous job with these! you two are too cute by the way :)