Tuesday, March 13, 2012
it seems like a random number.
and in many ways, it is.
but, 452 represents a number that signifies a huge milestone in our lives.
a milestone that many adoptive parents keep tucked away in the back of their minds. one that isn't as easily calculated or remembered as a referral day or a family day, but one that, in many ways, is just as important.
you see, 452 days ago, choi boy was placed in our arms, and we offically walked off together as a family of three.
and 451 days before that, cb was placed in the arms of his very loving and incredibly special foster mother.
cb has now been with us longer than he has lived with anyone else.
it's true. :)
and while part of us was surprised that we hadn't already met this milestone (because it feels like we've been together for just about forever), it made us recognize even more clearly the sacrifice of cb's foster mother. we are so grateful for the amazing care and love she gave cb during those 451 days and we are grateful for the love she has for him still.
and as we move on to days 453 and beyond, we continue to revel in the fact that we are a family and that we will always be a family.
from tender moments,
to silly ones,
and all those in between.
and so joyful.