View Full Version : Today is 1 year!

02-08-2005, 11:44 AM
During the process, I would see people posting this, and think, "That will never be me," and yet here I am, having first held DS one year ago - it truly does seem like forever. When our first Halloween came, I thought, "How is it possible that we were all alive last year and not with each other?" (Strangely, Halloween is the holiday which has changed the most for me - a total perspective change from being the candy-giver to the candy-getter).

I feel so incredibly blessed. I am so thankful to his birthparents and so sad for them, that they don't know he is o.k. and loved. But mostly I feel blessed that he is normal to me now. I remember holding him for the first time, the fear, elation, love. He was so outside of my realm (don't get me wrong, I adored him - but, as a first time parent, he was so strange!). Now, I really can't imagine anything else. What would I do without him?

I think alot about Holli (and Debbie - although it seems things have worked out for you!). I know that a million people tell you when you get to the end, it will have been worth it. I wish I had the words to convey how true it is. Not that the pain of your loss ever goes away; but that you really don't remember how you lived without your child. But no one had the power to convince me when I was in process, so I doubt I have the words either.

And a last note, our official adoption day is tomorrow, which is also the start of Chinese New Year. A random coincidence which pleases me to no end.

02-08-2005, 12:22 PM
Congratulations, Holly! Thanks for sharing this with us. I know tomorrow will be a special day too for your family.

DS 6/03


02-08-2005, 02:10 PM
Congratulations! I know how you feel and you worded it beautifully and perfectly. Happy Adoption Day and New Year!
~Connor's Mom~

02-08-2005, 04:41 PM
Oh, Holly, I am so happy for you to be celebrating this milestone!

But, you made me cry, which will teach me to read this board at work! :)

I hope one day to be where you are, but you're right. It doesn't seem like it will ever happen!


02-08-2005, 05:03 PM
Well congratulations on your one year anniversary of becoming the forever family you are now. I know you must be so happy to have this little guy in your life. I wish you all many years of happiness to come!

Kimberly H
02-08-2005, 10:13 PM
Congratulations, Holly! Hard to believe it's been a year, isn't it?

We spent last Chinese New Year in Guangzhou watching fireworks over the Pearl River at the White Swan with the President of China in attendance - this year we'll be at our local Chinese buffet. What a change! ;)

02-11-2005, 07:07 PM
Hi Holly,


I don't check in on this board as much, although adoption is still very close to my heart.

I am so glad to hear that it's been such an amazing year for you and I wish you many more!

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It's a boy! Now we just need to come up with a name!