Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wow, it has been a very long time since I last posted. These past 3 weeks have been some of the busiest of my life!! Work, work, work.
Big news, Jack turned 2. How did that happen? Where did the time go?? It seems like yesterday that we were waiting in the waiting room at the hospital for him to be born. We insisted on getting there early, minutes after Ashley was admitted, to be there in case she or her family needed anything. We knew that those would be the last few hours that we would spend as a family of 2 and we made the best of them. We waited, we prayed,we played games, we hung out with the case workers, we waited, we prayed, and we ate, we waited, we prayed. So vividly, I remember the first picture that we saw of Jackson. Ashley's caseworker was in the room seconds within him being born taking pictures of our son and she brought those pictures out to the waiting room to show us. We cried as week looked at the display screen of her camera at our new son. These are precious moments that I hope never dull in my memory. I am thankful for all of the events of that day!
Jack is now 29 pounds and 33 1/2 inches. He is short for his age and we are waiting the day that his little brother is bigger than him (very soon we think). Every single day Jack does something that makes me laugh so hard I cry. He is always preforming for us trying to makes us laugh. Last night Jack said words that were music to my ears, "Mommy watch". He was playing with a tiny rocket that flew when you push it and when he figured out how to do it on his own it was magical to him. The pure joy in his face was priceless as he figured out how to work the tiny toy. He loved it!!
Jack has taught me so many things and brought me so many blessings. He has taught me patience and understanding. He has taught me to stop and enjoy the little things in life. I really have changed my entire way of thinking. Another gift that Jack has given us is the gift of friendship. I have met so many wonderful friends these past 2 years, there is barley a day that goes by that I don't see one of you or talk to one of you on the phone. I am blessed for your friendship and you mean so much to me, I am not sure that I could of made this journey with out you. It seems like so long ago that many of us were at a meeting at our adoption agency just starting the paper chase!! I am also thankful for the friendships that your children have formed with my boys, I love watching these relationships grow into lifelong partners in crime!
Enough blogging for now, I have a day to start with my boys. What adventures will be do today? Only time will tell...