Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A Forever Family Anniversary

Yes, Monday marked the one year anniversary of the 5 of us becoming a forever family. We celebrated a day early because Kevin was out of town on Monday. For dinner, we went to Mark Pi's, a local Chinese restaurant. (ironic thing is that their walls are adorned with pictures of Chicago's Chinatown) Delilah and Mark, and Carol, Rob and their kids met us there to share this special occasion. Then we all came back to our house for a "Happy Family Day" cake. We are not only blessed for the addition of Kamryn to our family, but also for the many wonderful friends we've met along the way.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Reflections on a year ago

Last year at this time the boys were sleeping, and Kevin and I were confident that we had everything covered as we triple checked our packing list. Our suitcases were at the door ready to go. We were about to travel half way across the world to meet our daughter for the first time.

Today we are getting hugs and kisses from Kamryn all the time. She is home to enjoy this holiday season, even though our home is changing in a couple of weeks. It's funny how things can change so drastically in just one year, one month, one day, one moment. Makes me realize it's better to live more in the moment and enjoy the blessings of each day. Today we are blessed with the wonderful memory of the beginning of our China trip and our journey to Kamryn.