Friday, December 19, 2008

December Challenge Day 19

December 19, 2005 I went to Georgetown, Texas to meet Nathan and find out when he was going to get to live with us. CPS ended up throwing a car seat in the back of my Jeep and wished me luck as I headed out of the parking lot.

It’s been a mostly wonderful 3 years. Yeah, sure there was that almost two year period with the social worker who ended up being a felon and had to have our case start over from scratch. And there’s that whole “not talking” thing (WHICH, now that he’s talking doesn’t seem as bad…in hindsight).

We’re a family of celebrations. We celebrate each day each boy came to live with us. We celebrate the days that both of us got to adopt each of them. We celebrate the birthdays, the first poopie in the toilet days, the first made it through the day without getting in trouble at school days (haven’t had any of those yet!). But these days that each of the boys came into our lives are extra special for me. They’re the equivalent of having my water broke, it’s the only similar experience I can think of.

So tonight we celebrated 3 great years with Nathan in our lives.

That was then:

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This is now:

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6 comments:

RambleRedhead said...

Congrats on three wonderful years with your son! Loved the pics!

[LaLa] Lauren said...

He's so cute (= You're a proud papa. My little brother had a hard time learning how to talk. My parents took him to a speech therapist. After just a few short weeks he started talking in full sentences. Now he won't shut up (;

Walt said...

Nathan has the best, most joyous smile. Happy, well, anniversary sounds too formal and not quite right. Happy birthday isn't quite right either. Happy Nate Day!!!

Bjorn said...

So Cute and So adorable. He looks liek trouble though...very smart guy behind that adorable smile.

Nessa said...

Nathan is so adorable! And Walt is right, Nater has a fantastic smile and it made me smile when I saw it. I know some kids and some dads that are very lucky to have one another. Love to my family in Austin!

Breenlantern said...

your posting these fake pics and fabricating a story about "your children" is almost as sad as Walt's imaginary husband...

I suppose you're getting a hippopotamus for christmas as well? he he he

congrats. a lovely post indeed, even to a self-proclaimed child hating shrew like myself.