As I stare at the gift list from our shower and stack of Thank You cards, I'm not even sure what words to write now that the match has failed. Sometimes adoptive parents choose to wait until after the placement to have a shower, just in case it falls through. Our match seemed to be pretty strong when the plans were made, and I thought it would be nice to have the time to get things organized before the baby came. It didn't quite work out the way I expected. In any case, Ryan and I are so thankful to each and every person who attended our shower. We are so blessed to have a nursery packed with clothes and every baby essential we could possibly want. I pray that we will be able to use it all very soon. I hope that you will understand and accept this blog post as the means of showing our gratitude. Much love to all of you!