It’s a rare thing in life to have people cross your path that you INSTANTLY connect with. When this happens you must hold these people close! Back in May, I was on Instagram searching DS hashtags. By chance I stumbled across this beautiful family…
I was so excited to find a gay couple raising a daughter with DS. Keep in mind this is before Jaxson came into our life. I instantly contacted Brit and we soon realized we had SO much in common. It didn’t take long for all 4 of us to connect and instantly form a relationship. Ange and Brit played a big role in our adoption journey and it was so nice to have them along for this crazy ride!
We knew that once Jaxson was over his health concerns we wanted to take him to Ontario to visit Alex’s extended family. Well it just so happens that Ange and Brit reside pretty close to where we wanted to go. Naturally our trip included a visit to them!
The thought of meeting people ‘off the internet’ seems like an odd thing to me. I feel like there is some sort of preconceived expectation that makes the whole initial meet awkward and weird. The strange thing is I didn’t feel weird about meeting this family at all! (thats a whole lot of strange and weird going on there!) Alex and I were both so excited to hang out with these guys for a couple days.
After much anticipation we finally arrived in Kingston. INSTANTLY we fell in love with these guys! We learned we have WAY WAY WAY more in common then what we thought. I’m pretty sure they are a spitting image of us, how cool is that!
The neatest thing to see was how Keiana interacted with Jaxson. She’s a baby lover and soon became a little mommy to him. She was always concerned about how he was feeling, and she picked up on ever tiny emotion he showed. She waned to help with every single task that involved Jax, and don’t even think about taking him out of her sight! Kiki would literally hang out of her stroller to make sure Jaxson was following very close behind in his stroller. I fell in love with this smart, beautiful, and funny little girl. She honestly has the most amazing little soul, and I have never experienced so much depth in a child. I am excited to watch these 2 grow up together and see the kind of bond they form as they get older. It feels like we have known this family forever and it blows my mind to think our journey together is so new. Already counting down the days till their Alberta visit in the summer! I am so very thankful that we are able to add them to our very small group of friends that we call our family ❤ The rest of our Ontario trip was SUPER busy and fun. I had never spent any length of time in Ontario before, and since we had a rental we wanted to get around and see as much as we could. So our trip was filled with family, driving, and site seeing……
What a great vacation we had and I’m sad it’s over. We always vacation out of Canada but I think in the future we will make more of an effort to explore our own country as it is so amazing, beautiful!