Sunday, April 17, 2011

3 years ago ... it all changed

Three years ago today (April 17) our world changed.

We were in JCPenney buying some last-minute things for our trip to Chicago for the East Meets West conference when my cell phone rang. It was Great Wall, and they had a "kiddo" whose file they wanted us to take a look at. Since we were in town, we hurried over to work and checked the e-mail.

This was one of the first photos we saw.

From that moment on, we knew we had found our son. Who couldn't fall in love with that face? Luckily for us one of the guest speakers at the conference was an international adoption doctor who had adopted 4 girls from China. He reviewed our file and we decided to go for it.

Three years later life is definitely good.


Our Journey To Eden said...

Gosh... I can't believe how grown up he is!!!! Time sure flies!

Wei J's Mama said...

Yep, 4/17 is definitely a day to celebrate. I've been nostalgic all day too. I think back to that first photo and can't believe this giant is really the same kid. Life is good. :)

Jolene and Dan Powell said...

Life is good! And aren't you glad you answered that call? Jake is an amazing little boy! I've enjoyed tagging along on your journey.