Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Year Later

What a difference a year makes...

Last year, during Memorial Day weekend, we met our children for the first time. It was raining heavily and they came to us wet, apprehensive and very quiet. Of course it didn't take them long to have fun and play. But looking at the pictures from our first moments together, I can see the fear in their faces.

9 months later they joined our family forever. Now, home for 3 months and I can't believe they are the same children. Healthy and embracing their new lives with such determination. Today Kofi told me:"Mommy, Kofi stay here for 20 years!" which to him means forever. What a sweet boy.

So today, I will celebrate all that has unfolded over the last year!


  1. How amazing. So glad that you listened to the Lord's prompting over a year ago when you started your adoption journey. Our first emails back and forth will always be special to me! :0)

  2. I LOVE this!! This is so neat to see the joy and happiness in their eyes...exactly how children should be :). Thanks for sharing this! And thanks for being such a great example to me - adoption is such an emotional roller coaster - and to know that it works out and in the end they get to be yours forever makes it oh so worth it!! LOVE your beautiful children!

  3. It makes me smile to see that they are doing so well. They were so precious when I met them in Ghana. Your family is truly blessed!