Thursday, September 29, 2011

Our boy is 4 today!

I promised myself I would not let the day go by without posting the exciting news that Amani turned 4 today! I already missed the post of him being home for 6 months which took place on Sept. 20th, so I thought, if there is any hope for this blog, I had better not miss writing about his first birthday with us.

Amani is doing so amazingly well. I think that is why I have been reluctant or lax in writing on the blog. He has adapted so well, and really is such a good boy, but I'm afraid to jinx it. Anyway, we spent the day together, as we usually do. I had a Bible Study to attend, so he was able to go play with his friends for a couple hours and then I took him out shopping, out to eat at TGI Friday's for lunch and to Chuckie Cheese (his first time) to play for an hour. Tonight we had a special supper and he got to open the rest of his presents. We had a party for him on Sunday with family and friends. He did so awesome, handing out lots of hugs and thank you's.

I am feeling some sadness today for his birthmother. I wonder how she was feeling today; was she grieving or celebrating for him or both? I don't know if we will ever know, but we are so indebted to her for the sacrifice she made. I pray that one day she will be able to see fruits of her labor in how well she loved him and cared for him during his first three years. May God grant us the opportunity to reunite him with his birthmother someday, maybe on his 18th or 21st birthday?

Friday, September 2, 2011

Where have we been?

Ah.... Summer. Loved it. Miss it. But thankful fall is on it's way. I have been away for so long from my blog, I hardly know where to start again. We had some awesome pictures taken this summer, and the one I just posted on the blog is our favorite. Would love to update weekly, anyone want to hold me accountable?