Monday, February 21, 2011


One year ago today we landed at KCI in the middle of a very bad snow storm with our precious boy. Here is a video of the last year we have spent with our gift. What a blessing he is to our family and everyone around him. We thank God daily for our family of 6!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day...

Valentine's Day will always hold a special meaning to us. Yes, it was always a special day to show our love to one another and to our kiddos BUT Valentine's Day 09 made it even more special. That was the day we held our sweet baby boy for the first time. The day our hopes and dreams became reality! The day 3 years of prayers were answered. That moment will forever be a wonderful memory. It was just like when I gave birth 3 different times and finally got to hold my babies but different also. I had been waiting 5 long months to get ahold of this little guy and 3 long years in the process. To say I was ready to get my arms around him was an understatement! I figured I would cry the first I held him but instead I just took in the moment. I didn't want to ever forget it. Elijah has blessed our family in so many ways. I knew God meant for us to be his family and for him to be our son...but I never imagined the joy this little guy would bring to everyone he meets. He is amazing!
My Dearest Elijah,
I have thought for weeks about what I would write to you on this day. I want you to know how loved you are by so many people. I want to tell you how much you mean to us. But most of all I want you to know that God did an amazing thing when he told Mommy and Daddy about you. We knew you were going to be someone very special and now we get to see it. I love the way you sing Praise songs or fold your little hands to pray. I love how you firmly remind us if we forget to say your night time prayers with you. God has big plans for you precious boy and your Daddy and I can't wait to see how they play out.
Our lives are so much richer with you around. You have brought such joy to our home. I love seeing your eyes light up when your sisters or brother walk in to the room. The way you wrestle with them and play with them makes my heart sing. And when you say I love you to us....oh how this Mommy heart melts!
You have already blessed so many in your 21 months. We will continue to thank God for you, our precious gift!
I am looking forward to sharing our first family day with you in just one more week!
Love you baby boy,