"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

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Memories Filled With Joy

Words cannot begin to express how amazing these past three years have been since this little man walked into our lives.

Do you remember this incredible moment that will forever live in our hearts?
(Please remember to scroll down to turn off background music.)

...and when there was no way I could ever believe my heart could hold any more love, I realized I was wrong. This clip was taken seconds after holding our Kai for the first time.

Oh, sweet boy of ours.....

God has transformed you from a scared 22 month-old baby that could barely walk and couldn't speak, into a vibrant, energetic, smart, loving, sweet little boy. You rise with the sweetest smile on your face every morning of your life. And that same smile seems to be etched on there until you close those precious almond shaped eyes of yours each night.

Kai, your charisma, perseverance, determination, will and zest for life will get you so very far. You have overcome challenges that I know would have probably stopped me in my tracks, yet you soar like an eagle over them and never look back. You are my hero and I am so very blessed to call myself your Mama!

We all love you so very much. You are one of God's greatest gifts to our family. Thank you for filling our lives with so much joy!

Happy 3rd Forever Family Day baby boy!!!!!

*Pictures of today's celebration coming later this evening!


Jill said...

THREE years!? Already? I get goose bumps watching as it is SUCH A MIRACLE!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend.
You are constantly in my prayers!

B said...

oh, that phone call wipes me out each time. wipes me out.
can't get enough!
Love to you all - and hugs to Kai!

Nicole said...

YEAH YEAH YEAH!!! Jake's Gotcha day is coming on 4/8!!! 6 years for us!!! They are glorious happy TOUCHED BY GOD days!!!


Sara Bowyer said...

LOVED this!!! what awesome videos! Aren't you glad for technology?! And today is my baby's 20th birthday....what a wonderful day today is. enjoy your celebration!

waiting4Isabella said...

Happy 3rd forever family day Kai Kai. Ayi & shu-shu loves yooooouuuuuuuu more than the whole world and back. Thank you for all your laughter.

Tami said...

Happy 3 years!!!

Patricia/NYC said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Happy 3 years!!
Wonderful memories to be cherished forever!
Have a fabulous family celebration!!

One Happy Momma said...

Ohilda and Scott -

Happy 3 years with Kai, your precious baby boy!

I was just crying when I watched your videos. That was so neat you were able to get video of, "the call."

Wishing you all the best -


Cathy from LCC

Linda said...

Such a very nice tribute to your little boy. Isn't it interesting and wonderous to know that God planned for him to be your son from the very beginning. This is too amazing for me!

Holly said...

Oh my goodness...tears of joy and anticipation over that long awaited phone call even though I already obviously KNOW they said YES!! What a beautiful, beautiful little boy. God is good. Even know, Kai is in His hands...and your arms! Thank you Father!
Thanks Ohilda for sharing your story with us. The Word tells us again and again to remember the wonders HE has done and you do that all the time!
Much love,
Holly from Purpose Driven Family

Jill said...

Scott and Ohlida!
This post brought me to tears!! Happy 3rd Gotcha day!! What a true blessing!!!!!!
Hugs, Jill

My3Monkeys said...

happy family day!!

Aus said...

Why you make me cry so much? Happy Gotcha Day +3 boy - you are well and truely Blessed - as are all of us who know you!

hugs - aus and co.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh these are just precious pictures of unforgettable moments in all of our lives. I love seeing pictures of your family.

Angie said...

Happy, happy Forever Family day, Kai!!!

mommy24treasures said...

Happty family day Ohilda. I am so glad you are feeling stronger spirtually. The joy of the Lord is our strength and we HAVE to stay positive and the enemy knows that and ofcourse tries to make it difficult.
Our God is biggger than ANY problem, this is easy for HIM! How Great thou Art oh Lord.
He will be there for you this week each step Ohilda.

RamblingMother said...

Happy Family day! Praying for Anna and Kai's surgery!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy family day!!!! And continuing to pray...

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