"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Monday, July 21, 2008

Two Years of Sheer Joy!

Our precious AJ with his forever family and his THREE Godparents who just happen to be his Po-Po, his big sister and his cousin, Anthony.

Two years ago, July 17, we walked into a courtroom filled with anxiety and excitement at the thought that our sweet AJ, days shy of turning 4 months old, would legally be forever ours. Our hearts already knew the second we first held you, just minutes after you were born, that you were ours completely.

After answering the many questions the judge had for us and for Amanda we were elated
to hear the words, "Congratulations! Your son is now officially Arthur Joseph Bombardier!"

AJ's been the light of our lives and is just the sweetest (although very obstinate), loving and absolutely funniest little man I know. He keeps us laughing daily and he is definitely a snuggle bug.

Lord, we could never praise you enough for the blessing you have bestowed upon us with this special treasure.

AJ, our hearts never knew it could hold so much love. One of the hardest things I've ever had to do was leaving you to go bring home your brother from China, when you were just 6 days old. You are amazing and we are honored and privileged to be your family.

If you haven't read AJ's story you can click HERE. To view the video of his birth and that special day in court, click HERE.

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mom2-4boys said...


I remember when you left for China, I knew your heart must have been breaking, mine was breaking for you. But in the end look at the beautiful blessings you received in just a few short weeks its amazing to me. I still think you should write a book. You are such a heart felt talented writer!!!


Walker said...

Praising God with you!!

redmaryjanes said...

Congratulations AJ on the 2nd anniversary of your homecoming!

geminirn said...

WOW!TWO YEARS!!!!!!Where has the time gone??? CONGRATULATIONS!!

The Byrd Family said...

Happy Family Day! What a blessing he is to you.

Michelle said...

What a special story. I got chills reading about Scott seeing Jesus sitting at the table. Happy 2year celebration!!

Waitingfaithfully said...

Sweet precious A.J., what a blessing from above--one of many Bombardier Blessings!

Watching A.J.'s video, it seemed odd to see Amanda holding A.J. with no Ky or Anna Grace alongside! He didn't have long as the only lil' one did he?

What a story you have to tell Ohilda! Thank you for telling it for us to hear!

I am blessed by you my Blogger friend!


Aus said...

AJ - warmest congrats to you - but to Scott, Ohilda, and all the rest of the kids - ya'll are a wonderful family and we consider ourselves blessed to know you! What a great family day (which is way cooler than either a mothers day or a fathers day!)


aus and family

Tammy said...

Happy Family Day AJ!! You are a precious little boy. :)

mommy24treasures said...

Hope your family day was extra special.

Bella's momma said...

What a special day this is indeed. I just read AJ's story, all I can say is PRAISE GOD!!! Amazing blessings!!!

Christine said...

You have a beautiful family!

Nicole said...

What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL story!!!

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