Sunday, November 7, 2010

2 years ago today

Two years ago today we started to fall in love.

As I look back at that time I am overcome with emotion. I remember the various feelings whirling around in my heart. Love for a sweet child that had a rough start at life. Hope for his future and ours. The exhaustion that caring for a newborn and a 13 month old and a 4 year old brings. Longing to know how our family would grow. Wanting to extend all of my heart to this little person, but feeling the need to hold back slightly to avoid yet another heartbreak (you'll remember he was the 9th little one to stay with us). And not the slightest clue about the trials we'd face.

Within days were were all absolutely head-over-heels for this tiny, sweet, mellow boy who loved to be snuggled tightly and held all day. We knew after only a month or so that he would be with us forever (it took the court several months to catch up with us, though).

Looking back, I can see God's hand in our lives. There were so many circumstances that had to be just right in order for us to have our boy join our family. Ethan was meant to be ours. Both of our children are absolute miracles. And today I am bursting with gratitude for them both.

1 comment:

  1. He truly is meant to be a Hillman. I love Ethan and I'm so glad that he is a part of our family forever. What a great blessing from God!
    Love you sister! Love you Ethan!