November is National Adoption Awareness. November 9th is World Adoption Day. And November marks 6 months of being a family of 6! Yes, it was 6 months ago on May 8th, that August joined us. To mark this milestone, I knew a blog update was due. I can say with all of my heart that… Continue reading Half a Year Later!
Two days ago I wrote what I emotionally called my last post on FILLYOURHEART. And two days ago I was inundated with pleas to keep writing about August and his journey in our family. Many, many of you got in touch with me to express how much they enjoy the updates and want to keep… Continue reading Wait…There is More!
This morning is officially our last morning of summer. Mike is at work. We have no plans for the day and are lazily enjoying our final moments together of SUMMER 2017! It has been a great summer together, yet one of the busiest I have ever had. The quiet and lazy morning we are enjoying… Continue reading An Emotional Goodbye
The big surgery we have been anticipating is now behind us. This was not August’s first surgery. Nor was it his first time in the hospital. But it WAS the first time August had “HIS PEOPLE”, his Mama and Dada, his family by his side. The surgery went off without complications. Several procedures were done… Continue reading August’s First Day of August
We knew this summer would be BUSY BUSY BUSY! And BUSY it has been! Before we even left for China we had several medical appointments lined up. After we came home, many more were scheduled or warranted. Add in orthodontist appointments and regular check-ups for the other kiddos and I feel like my summer… Continue reading Appointments and Arts & Crafts
Tomorrow our precious son, August MinXian turns one year old. Literally, in the blink of an eye…he is one! We cannot express how excited, relieved and emotional we are to be able to celebrate this day with him in our arms. This day, though, is not without sadness. Ten months of our son’s life we… Continue reading Becoming “Mama”! – A Birthday Surprise
Summer is here! Summer is our favorite time of year. I anticipate the beginning of summer vacation nearly as much as the kiddos do. In the summer we play, we swim, we create, we read. In the summer we have lots of family time. We relish the LONG days, the early mornings, the warm weather.… Continue reading Summer Summer Summer TIME!