Friday, July 9, 2010

Four Years Ago

We became a family of four.  Luke's adoption was 6 months start to finish.  We accepted his referral on January 6, 2006 and he came home to the USA on July 6, 2006.  He was given to us forever on July 4th and it truly has made that holiday a lot more meaningful for our family.  I'm sure I said this at his birthday but I'm not sure how in the world FOUR years have gone by.   He was such a good baby and really loved to be held and snuggle. 

He has stayed the same and is such a loving little boy.  He tells people, "I love you so much!" or "I missed you" and he really does.  One of his gifts from God is spreading joy and love.  Of course, he is also an extremely active boy.  I mean really active.  He runs and jumps all the time.  He adores his brother John and is the only one who calls him 'Johnny'.  He is patient and loving with Grace and loves to get her to kiss him.  He thinks I hung the moon (which I'm not going to tell him differently) and thinks his dad is the best dad in the whole world.  We are so thankful that God picked us to be his family and can't imagine life without him.

When they asked him in preschool what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said Spiderman.  Here he is in his cap & gown.  How cute is that?!?

I love this little man so much, my heart hurts sometimes. 

I'm linking up with Hannah's FFF.  Go to her blog here to check out more posts.  And have a great weekend!!


nora said...

He is such a handsome and sweet boy! Don't those moments seem like just yesterday?

Hope you guys enjoy your weekend. I loved reading about yoru camp experience - sounds fantastic!

Gardenia said...

congrats on your special day. what a wonderful family pic -- before the Amazing Grace joined you. you had such a fast process -- I imagine I'm not the first to have observed that!!

Melinda said...

What a special day!! Loved your post...and your pictures. Such handsome little men you have :-)

Hannah said...

What a sweet post for a sweet boy! There is just such a special bond between mama's and their boys.

I love how short your adoption was...that is CRAZY. Ours was 1 1/2 years. Crazy.

Jeanne said...

Happy 4 years home!

Anna said...

SO the photos. Luke was such a cutie as a baby and he looks so grown up in his cap and gown:) Time just flies too fast doesn't only seems like yesterday our kids all joined our family.


Lund7 said...

What sweet pictures of your handsome little man! Time sure does fly, doesn't it!!??

Gardenia said...

Anne, I gave you an award today. Stop on by.