Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It was love at first sight...

three years ago today when I saw this itty, bitty sweet face for the first time.
I remember that day like it was yesterday! The long awaited call finally came. The call announcing the arrival of our son. At last! I remember trying to write down everything our adoption coordinator was telling me as my hands were shaking and tears were streaming down my face. Then, Jason and I took a deep breath and held hands as we laid eyes upon our son for the first time...in an email. Most people get to meet their child for the first time in a hospital room. They get to watch their child take that first breath and hold their bundle of joy within minutes of entering this world. We didn't have those first moments with pea, but his "birth" into our family was equally eventful and exciting. We instantly knew this was our son. No doubt about it. Of course, little did we know that this was just the beginning of an amazing journey that would change us forever and open our hearts and minds in ways we never could have imagined. It has shaped so much of how we view the world, how we parent, and our priorities in life. I wouldn't change a thing.

And, when I look at this face today, my heart still skips a beat and I sometimes wonder how I got so lucky.


Terri said...

Lucky indeed! What a handsome boy you have full of so much love! What a blessing!

Donna said...

Ok - I was ALL teary eyed and weepy and then I thought "Poor BUNNY!" LOL

Seriously, beautiful post! It really is love at first sight and we really do "know" that they are our children. I remember so wanting that incredible feeling for my non-adoptive friends - I wanted them to feel how amazing it is to have God place your child 1/2 way around the world and to experience the journey to him/them.

Happy referral day! He is getting so, so handsome! More so everytime I check in on him! Sure hope we get to meet up soon for a reunion!

aamayna said...

Oh! Our referral day was yesterday!!! How sweeet it is!

nora said...

Oh what a sweet baby boy! I got all teary eyed reading your reaction (and remebering my own.)

Happy Wednesday!

Heidi said...

Aw, I can so relate to those emotions!

When I first saw the last pic I thought that was a real rabbit! Only for a split second though. :)

Bobbi said...

Blessed. That is the word that I think of when I see Eli, and you and Jason. You are blessed to have each other in your lives.

I could feel the excitement and emotion with you!! Great post

The gFamily said...

Referral day is amazing!! Adoption is such a blessing and I have goose bumps just reading about your referral day! It takes me back to our special day!! Pea was an adorable baby and such a handsome little man now!

Gail said...

I remember seeing that picture! Can't believe it has been three years. Where has this time gone??