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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Four years ago today...

our lives were transformed. On a cold morning in a Civil Affairs office in Hangzhou, China, a teeny tiny little boy walked into our arms and never looked back.

Seconds after meeting our angel for the first time.

Kai, you have brought us more joy than we ever thought was possible. Just when we thought we couldn't love you more, our love blooms again and we find ourselves submerged in complete "Kai-ness bliss".

And we wouldn't have it any other way!

Happy 4th Forever Family Day, sweet boy! We love you as much as the whole, wide world...and back again!

For those of you that weren't there to share that magical moment with us, you can click HERE to read about the emotional rollercoaster we went on.

Our little man and with his very proud Mama right before leaving, earlier this week, to our first Mother/Son dance at school. ::sigh::


Carmen said...

Happy 4th Bombadiers !

Oh I remember it well. Totally crazy to adopt a newborn and then go off to China to adopt another treasure. Totally crazy, crazy for God and his little ones that is.

Beautiful picture of you two. Worthy of framing for sure.

With love,

Daddy said...

It's Kai's 4th Forever Family Day! WOw! What a week! I still remember this little peanut who was barely moving around to running at full speed in weeks!! LOL! We were blessed with this little boy and we thank God for him and his smile and the most unique sense of humor!! I love my little man!!

Jill said...



Holly said...

Praise God Who sets the lonely into families!
Rejoicing over all He has done and is still doing!

The Byrd's Nest said...

I didn't know you then so I hopped over to read the whole story. So beautiful and touching. I loved it!

Lottie never cried either...she was very serious and just stared at us for two days. Emma Jane screamed in the airport until she passed out cold for three hours! lol

I love you and have a wonderful Easter weekend.

The Ferrill's said...

Happy Gotcha Day sweet Quan---I mean Kai! Remember how we got them confused last year? Can you believe that has been almost a year ago, Ohilda?
I'm praying for you friend. Please don't hesitate to let me know if there is more I can do...
Happy Easter to your sweet family!

Shanti said...

so adorable! congrats on 4 years!

Aus said...

Happy Gotcha Day Kai - and all you guys!! It's really 'the' FAMILY celebration!!

Sorry we were out of down and off line - but better late than never!

hugs - and thanks for all these years!

aus and co.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Congratulations on four very blessed years together! What a special memory for Easter weekend.

Tracy said...

Congrats on four years.

Lucy said...

Happy Birthday to Kai! How wonderful. My youngest is 8 now, and I'll miss those years.

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Kristy said...

What a precious moment Ohilda. He is so handsomme and your are just beautiful.


Amy said...

Oh my, I have really been out of the blog loop lately...

Happy Belated Forever Family Day! Oh O, the photograph of you and Scott just after being united with Kai says it all...PURE LOVE, PURE JOY...A BLESSING BEYOND MEASURE!

What a beautiful day, and what a beautiful post to celebrate your precious son!

With Much Love and Prayers Unending,

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