Today is my baby boy's 5th birthday. The big 5!!!! He informed us that NOW he was a big boy...before he was still a baby.
I'll never forget the day he came home. He was 11 precious weeks old. We drove down the street and saw his amazing birthmother, "N" holding him outside in the front yard. I lost it...I couldn't believe that was our baby boy waiting for us. "N" was sooooo brave and so strong as she placed him into our arms. She loves him so much!! We had a beautiful time with "N" and her family. As we all cried and hugged, we packed our little man up and gave lots of kisses 'good-bye'. Our hearts were so broken and so full of joy at the same time. Talk about a difficult time. We were so excited about our new son but so broken for the mama that wasn't able to parent him. We are so blessed to have "N' in our lives...we share letters and pictures but even more beautifully...we get to visit with her. God has grown our relationship in such an amazing way and we love her so much.
Our little...I mean BIG man is the absolute joy of our lives. His smile and laugh can light up the whole room. He is one of the most gentle, loving boys I know. He is so full of life and I love watching life through his eyes. We love you baby boy (you will ALWAYS be my baby)...we are so proud of who you are...we can't imagine our lives without you...you are one of the greatest blessings and gifts in our lives!