Two years ago today we stood in a Florida courtroom (even Abby because I was 3 months pregnant) and finalized Nicholas’ adoption, six months after welcoming him into our lives.
Happy Gotcha Day, Little Man.
Daddy is still traveling for work & couldn’t be here today, but we celebrated by giving him the wooden train I bought a few weeks ago and with a special late mommy & son dinner from our local Chinese delivery place after Abby fell asleep. Tomorrow daddy will join us and my dear friend Lauren has given us tickets to a football game to celebrate. For now it’s just the two of us and it’s funny how all of the nap time drama (and believe me there is major drama) is so easily for gotten when dinner time conversation turns into
“Mommy, did you know a taco is not like a helicopter? It kind of sounds the same (the way he says it anyway, which is “hew-i-tock-ter”) but they are not the same.”
and cries of “Can it be? Can it be?! My dream has come true!!” When he discovers there are fortune cookies to be eaten.
There is still much baggage to be sorted through, but you are ours.
And we are glad we “gotcha.”