i remember being at the hospital for ye ye’s surgery and getting a phone call from the adoption agency.
being surprised to learn that our wait to you was finally coming to a close… and a wee bit shocked that you were a boy!
that immediately my mother-in-love fetched her “nai nai” key ring out of her purse… and that the nurses were kind enough to let us see our baby (via email) for the first time.
the excitement of sharing your “paper ultrasound” with those who love us… and you, the most.
flying ½ way (back) around the world… and daddy’s anxiety and anticipation.
those last moments of “just us two” and how incredibly calm and ready i felt.
i remember that look – blank, confused, and maybe a bit scared. i remember my “moment” as i was overcome with gratitude as my arms, my heart no longer felt the ache of wanting desperately to hold you.
i remember the instant you entered into my life was one of pure elation, totally and completely euphoric… a dream that literally came true.
i remember cheerios… and those first moments of eye contact.
i remember celebrating our 1st anniversary together… and how very much we love you.
i remember celebrating how much you’d grown and changed.
every day with you is a gift and that my arms, my heart no longer ache because of your generous gifts of love and affection.
that today, two years after we first met you, i am still totally smitten with you.
that you have changed my life, my world, for the better.
please always remember we love you, sterling (my baby boy).