Welcome to the world...

Madison Elaine Hawkins
July 30, 2009 at 6:50 pm
6 lbs 9 oz ~ 18" long
Mindy and Madi
our first family picture
Meeting Daddy

Mommy and Madi

Mommy Mindy time

Tammy and Madi

We had the incredible experience this week of having our first child. What a sweet little girl Madi is. We absolutely love her! We are so grateful to Mindy and Tammy for making everything so wonderful and so comfortable for us. We were blessed to spend most of Friday with Mindy and were able to get to know her better and watch her tenderness with our little Madi. We will ALWAYS love Mindy and we are so thankful to be part of this miracle.


  1. Wow, wow, wow, it is all I can say. I am crying, I am so happy for you guys. she is beautiful. A little girl, I am so so so happy for you. I love you!!!

  2. I'm so happy for you guys!! I'm just crying reading this little post and seeing these beautiful pictures!!!! xoxoxo!!!!

  3. OH Melissa.. I am TOTALLY BAWLING reading your blog!!! BAWLING, tears running down my face.. open sobs... I was adopted and it is such a tender spot in my heart for anyone who adopts and anyone who can give away their child. Seeing Made with her baby and STILL giving her to you and Der. I mean, WOW... Just so happy happy for you honey!!!! How did I find your blog, you ask?? Well, I was doing Judy Allen's nails last week and told her she needed to contact you guys and tell you to move back to your house!!! The mexicans are moving in three months and they have done AMAZING things to the yard and garage (the color in the garage is horrible) but everything else is amazing... Anyway, she said you already had a house and it is beautiful, etc. etc. then today, she sent me a link to your blog... TELL ME HOW YOU ARE DOING!!!! Where are you?? We need to get together so I can smoosh your baby girl!!! xoxo jules

  4. I just did some major catching up on your blog. What a wonderful blessing! I couldn't be happier for you, Melissa. Madi is an angel and she is so lucky to have you as her Mommy.
    Love you.