Monday, April 01, 2013

Two Years Ago...

Two years ago today, this little face belonged to a stranger.

Today, I have memorized every curve - every indentation - every freckle - every expression.  

Two years ago, we were strangers to him.  Today, we are everything to him.  He depends on us.  He loves us.  We are his mommy & daddy.

I clearly remember feeling like we would just never meet, and wondering if I would ever really feel his little arms around my neck.  

Then we met him, fell in love with him hard & fast, and wondered what it would be like to have him home.  Some days it seemed like he would just never be home, and I wondered if he would ever tippy-toe around our house, fuzzy blanket in-hand.

Today, those chubby little feet run all over our home & our hearts.  A little boy in orange underwear darts through our kitchen and into our living room, leaving a trail of 47 sandwich baggies behind him.  Alphabet letters from his toy train and animal magnets from the fridge are covering the floor.  This and this and this are the soundtrack of our lives these days.

Between every peach yogurt and 'no-no' and snuggle time and milk spill and bath time and trip to the store and 'dance - dance - dance' and banana treat and clean up time and 'I need to do better' and long rides to school....there's a whole lotta love.

Mounds & mounds & mounds of it.

Two years ago today, we officially committed to 'Antonio' on Reece's Rainbow.  Yes, on April Fools Day!

Two years ago today, we said yes.  Hands shaking, knees knocking, praying that the Lord would bless it.

He did.

Carter's story - unfolding in ways we never imagined.

One Thing I Know For Sure: My cup overflows...

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  1. <3 He once was lost and alone, now he is loved. Who said stories don't end in Happily Ever After! Carter is proof in happy endings :)

  2. And we are so glad you did! What a blessing it is to see him home.


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