We’re blessed to have wonderful friends and family. Depending on when you meet and spend the most quality time with friends really defines where they fit into your life spectrum. There are high-school chums, college buddies, folks we met in Austin who remain dear to us today, and then those we’ve met in Nashville (including a dear group of neighbors and friends on the east side). Now that we creep toward parenthood, our network has opened further. Sarah blogged in August about one special couple – Leslie and Shawn – that entered our lives at this unique time with whom we share something so dear. Our adoption story wouldn’t be complete without mentioning another extraordinary family who recently entered our circle of love, coincidentally around the block from us and coincidentally with adoption as a central focus of their backgrounds.
Dawn and Michael Cornelius are the proud owners of 1907 Apparel on the east side (www.1907apparel.com) and amazing parents to three incredible children, a 3-year-old boy and two girls ages 6 and 8. 1907 is a social enterprise with a boutique that went into some new shops in our neighborhood in October 2012. Sarah had peeked her head inside the store once and came home raving. “We have to check it out” she said, noting that the origins of the store entailed adoption somehow. The first day we truly checked it out, we were not only blown away by the products and causes inside, but more so by meeting Dawn and Michael for the first time.