February 14, 2012

2 Years Home! (Adoption Story Book)

Two years ago today, this little one...

... was placed in my arms for the very first time...

It's hard to believe that it's already been two years, and in other ways, it feels like Miles has always been here. This little man brings so much energy, joy, chaos, purpose, frustration, happiness, laughter, and love into our lives.  He is truly God's best little Valentine ever.

Adoption is something that we talk about constantly in our home.  We talk about the hard parts.  We talk about the beautiful parts.  Miles is just beginning to be old enough at age three to understand that he has a personal adoption story.   As a gift to him on his special day, I made him a book of his adoption story (in language that he can understand) that he can have forever and that we can read together.  As he grows, we'll add in more details, but for now, this is what he understands.  His story goes a little something like this:


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It was a HUGE hit with him when we gave it to him this morning.  I have a feeling we will be reading this book a whole lot!

Miles, you are so loved.  You've come a long way baby!  Happy family day!
Love, Mommy

P.S.  In honor of Miles' special day, there is a giveaway going on over on the Millions of Miles Facebook page.  Get over there and win some gorgeous red paper beads from Uganda :-)

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