Legacy of an Adopted Child

"Once there were two women, who barely knew each other. One is in your heart forever, the other you'll call mother. Two different lives, shaped to make yours one. One became your guiding star, the other became your sun. The first gave you life, and the second taught you how to live it. The first gave you a need for love, and the second was there to give it. One gave you nationality, the other gave you a name. One gave you the seed of talent, the other gave you an aim. One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears. One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears. One gave you a family, it was what God intended for her to do. The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you. And now you ask me, through your tears, the age old question through the years. Heredity or environment....which are you a product of? Neither my darling...neither, just two different kinds of love". - Unknown

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

2 months home

Hello everyone - we can not believe we have been home with Logan for two months now. Since our last post, we have continued to adjust to our new life as parents of a toddler. We had a great Thanksgiving with our families up in Northern Virginia. Logan finally got the chance to meet his Uncle Ben, play with the Gaskill twins and meet all of the horses out in Luray. Logan is finally walking and defintely keeping us on our toes. He began taking a few steps right before we left for Thanksgiving and then over the holiday weekend (with lots of practice and encouragement from us and Mimi). Now, he is walking all over the house and even climbing up the stairs. We're on a whole new level, people!!!!! Logan is also "testing his boundaries". When he knows he is doing something or touching something he shouldn't, he will do it and then look back at us and smile. He definitely knows what he wants and will not stop until he gets it! We are continuing to sleep through the nights and still wake up smiling and wanting to cuddle. We have another doctor's appointment on Friday, so it will be interesting to see how much he has grown and to discuss a few things with our new doctor/pediatrician. Today, Logan also turns 14 months and continutes to amaze us and make us laugh every day and teach us an unconditional love that is hard to explain - you just have to experience it for yourself. We are looking forward to a road trip up to New Jersey to visit Dennis' family this weekend. The following weekend we are excited to go to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens with the grandparents. And of course we are excited to celebrate Logan's first Christmas and our trip to Texas!! We hope you are all doing well and are enjoying the holiday season.