Thursday, December 18, 2008

Referral Day Anniversary

It was almost exactly this time a year ago that I was sitting at the computer, enjoying the quiet morning, when just after 9:00am, Mary from Gladney called with the news about a little boy named Abenezer. Together, Ted and I tried our best to listen to the information Mary was telling us while we looked at pictures like this one:
He seemed so fragile, so small. I'd told myself from the beginning of the process that I was not going to get attached until we'd passed court.

Yeah, whatever.

I still so admire those who can pull this off. But I couldn't. It was impossible for me, and what a gut-wrenching three months were ahead of me...little did I know.

A year ago today, now to this:What an unbelievable year. Love, love, love. Thank you, my dear friends in this community, for caring, for giving support and love, comments galore, packages mailed and prayers. In case you missed it, our referral day post is here.

22 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Happy anniversary to you all!! I love that picture of Abe, he is so tiny!!

Mama Dog said...

Well, now this just makes a misanthrope like me tear up. And rereading the referral post is almost too much to bear. Lucky Lori! Lucky Ted! Lucky Abe! Lucky Buddy! How does one world offer up so much possibility to fall in love?

Carol said...

What a roller-coaster ride this last year has been! I'm so happy for the Rooney's! Love to you all.

The Albertsons said...

I still remember that day for you and Amy!!! Amazing. So happy to know you and to share in your journey...
love
becca

Little Ethiopia(n) said...

And this is why I follow adoption blogs :-) to see lots and lots of reminders about how good it's gonna be! And b/t/w...how could you NOT fall in love w/ that first picture...those eyes! Happy anniversary! xox-kat

coffeemom said...

I know I'm gonna have to reread that post, but this one makes me cry already. And the pics, well, that does it. Abe DID look so tiny and fragile...and now look. That picture, I hope, is going to be framed big on your wall.....gorgeous!

Happy anniversary!

Love m

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary to three people I am incredibly lucky to have met this year. Incredibly lucky. You guys are beautiful.

Stacie said...

Love, love, love. That is the best description of parenthood I can think of. Happy Referral-day Anniversary. Love, Love, Love to all three of you!

Lori said...

Happy anniversary!!!

Hauswife said...

Happy anniversary! Isn't it amazing how much has changed since then? Congratulations!

Blog Shmog said...

Happy Anniversary! Abe is so tiny and sweet in his little baby picture!

Danni and Tommy said...

Big tears! Happy anniversary! I love the picture of you both. Such a perfect fit.

Caroline said...

Oh wow. Congratulations. What a difference a year makes - to both of you! In such, such a good way.

Staci said...

I can hardly believe it's been a year since you found out about your sweet boy. I'm so very glad for all of you and am excited for your first Christmas together as a family!

Amy B. said...

What a year, right? Abe and Nathan were tiny little bundles weren't they? Now, they are roaming, talking, gorgeous little boys. I am so proud to have been friends with you over this last year. I am so glad we have this "story" to tell our boys. Here's to many more referral-iversaries.

Amy

hannahgarippa said...

Happy Anniversary. What a great journey you've been on. It's been a pleasure to be able to follow it.

BTW I just saw Ted on My Name is Earl. So fun!

Cindy said...

:) Thanks for the fun post. Happy Anniversary!

Sara said...

I think I needed a little reminder that referrals actually do come true.

courtney rose said...

I'm teary-eyed. Just for you. And yours.

Oh, lovely day!

A Memory Each Day said...

oh, he was so tiny and fragile. love the today picture, he is so strong and happy. happy anniversary. what a fun day to celebrate!

PVZ said...

Wow, I feel like you have been with Abe longer than that! What a journey and a beautiful story.

Sam said...

Happy Anniversary! What a sweet little guy Abe is. I am so happy to know ALL of you