Adoption Day!


What I have found amazing every single year is how much Ezekiel loves his Adoption Day anniversary. How excited he gets about it all, and how much he understands what a special and happy day it is for our family. Birthdays for our boys feel bittersweet. We weren’t there the days they were born, and I find myself thinking a lot about their birth families on those days and praying that we are doing right by them. And feeling a little sadness that we didn’t get to know them for the first few months they lived in this world. Their Adoption Days, on the other hand, are incredibly joyous for us. I have such vivid and beautiful memories from those first moments with my boys.

Eze’s Adoption Day 2009
Eze’s Adoption Day 2010
Eze’s Adoption Day 2011

Eze’s 4th Adoption Day was no exception. He woke up in the morning with a huge grin on his face, and had a great day. He requested Outrageous Garlic Soup for the 3rd year in a row, and we enjoyed a quiet, fun day at home. We talked about his adoption story, I sang him our special song, and we gave him his special gift from the Philippines (we bought enough gifts while we were there to give him on his Adoption Days until he is 18). Unfortunately, the gift broke within the hour after he opened it, so Daddy-to-the-rescue stopped by the store on his way home from work with a Spider-man web shooter. A much-desired gift for Mr. Ezekiel.

What a difference 4 years makes

What a difference 4 years makes

Pumped for his gift (take two)

Pumped for his gift (take two)

Spidey shooter!!

Spidey shooter!!

Outrageous Garlic Soup!

Outrageous Garlic Soup!

Kinda sleepy while we all sing Happy Adoption Day to you...

Kinda sleepy while we all sing Happy Adoption Day to you…

Staying up late to play trains!

Staying up late to play trains!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Vonda Malone
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 22:03:10

    yay yay yay yay yay

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