Born February 1, 2011
Adopted May 29, 2012
Today was a day we’ve waited for for months. We’ve prayed about and cried about and anxiously anticipated. Today, he’s ours.
He seemed to know it, too. You can tell me it’s just because it’s our third visit, and he’s finally comfortable with us, or because we had him stripped down to his underwear, but I’d like to think it’s because he knew that he’s part of our family now. He’s a lover and a goofball, just like the rest of us.
See what I mean about the goofball part?
It made me think of an old photo of Lena. He reminded me so much of his sister in that moment. There was another moment today, playing, of course, when he reminded me so much of his brother. I was barking like a dog, and he ran away, giggling, just like Reed used to do.
Thank You, God, for a story better than one I ever could have written, for a better ending than I could have imagined. For this amazing child and the painful journey that brought us to him.