Sunday, May 9, 2010

Because I missed you

What a wonderful Mother's Day I have had today. First, I received an awesome homemade card and a watch from Jake, and then we went to church and enjoyed another Mother's Day with Kevin's mom, or Mama Sue, as she is known since Jake came into our lives.
After a yummy potluck dinner at church it was on to see my mom, Mama Sherry, and pizza for supper. We stopped off along the highway for ice cream at Dairy Queen.
When we were going home, it was dark, and the talk turned to past Mother's Days since I became a mom.
I told Jake this was our second Mother's Day together and my third Mother's Day since I've known he was my son. I told him the first Mother's Day he still was in China, and we were ready to come to get him, but the governments wouldn't let us yet.
"I know," Jake said, "and I cried."
"You did?" I asked, the same time Kevin said, "You cried?"
"Yeah," Jake said, "because I missed you."
WOW. Jake doesn't talk about his feelings much, and while I know he really didn't cry because he missed us (before he knew us), it still spoke volumes about his depth of feeling for us now.
Yeah, it was a great Mother's Day.


Jolene and Dan Powell said...

What is up with your posts and bringing me to tears? I love it! Thanks for sharing that precious story. He loves you so much, you can just see it in the pictures of you all together.

Kevin, Jake and Violet said...

Tell me about it. We should buy stock in tissue. Violet

J and B said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day gift from a very sweet boy! Priceless.