Frank about Lorraine – To sum this up in one word, Lorraine is my world. She is one of the “mushiest” people I have ever met. She loves to give and get hugs and she is incredibly supportive to everyone she loves. Lorraine’s brother has three children that we are extremely close with. Lorraine’s 8 year old niece was diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes almost 4 years ago. This is the time in our lives when I saw Lorraine’s potential to be a wonderful parent. Lorraine was always petrified of needles (as I suppose a lot of people are). Her niece was going to have to get two Insulin injections a day in addition to have her blood checked regularly. Despite Lorraine’s fear of needles, she immediately asked to be trained on how to administer the injections. She spent many hours practicing on bananas and potatoes. When that first shot was administered by Lorraine, I watched her incredibly brave face she put on for her niece despite the fear I knew she was feeling inside. After the shot comes lots of hugs and kisses to her niece and she tells her how proud she is of her. My feelings were confirmed once we adopted our daughter, Gracie. Lorraine is warm, loving and loves to sit and play with our daughter. It amazes me how quickly she can look at our daughter and immediately tell if she is sick or if she is hungry or if she just needs a nap. I guess they call that "Mother's intuition". Lorraine works as a book keeper for a large Brokerage Firm. Her job allows her to work from home with very flexible hours so she is there, along with me to raise our family. We feel very blessed that we are in a position to be the ones to "be at home" with our daughter.
So to be corny and quote a famous movie “Lorraine completes me”. She is my best friend, my soul mate and I don’t know what I would do without her in my life. She is the best mother I have ever seen (even though I am a little prejudice :) and I know when we add to our family, she will continue to be that wonderful mom I have seen develope over the last year.