The road to adoption is not for the faint of heart. It takes courage, faith, persistence, determination and a whole lot of fearlessness on both sides of the adoption. The newest member of our family, Ethan celebrates his first birthday this week. This one’s for you Ethan.
E is for Enchanted. Your parents were enchanted with you from the first minute they met you. At one day old you captured their hearts and souls.
E is for Ever-lasting Love. You will always be loved Ethan. If you ever doubt it, just look around you. You are surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who love you now and forever.
E is for Elated. Every time your Mommy and Daddy look at you they can hardly believe they get to call you “our son.” They have permanent smiles on their faces. They radiate in your presence.
E is for Excited. Your cousins are lining up to spend time with you. They are so excited to have you as a part of the family. You are excited to see them too. You light up when they are in the room and look for them when they disappear from sight.
E is for Extraordinary. You will have an extraordinary life as the son of two extraordinary people.
E is for Extreme. We are extremely grateful to Ethan’s birth mother for the courage it took to evaluate her options and choose adoption.
E is for Eager. We are eager to watch you grow and develop into a fine young man.
E is for Emotions. It is hard to express all of the emotions swirling around you.
E is for Explode. It feels as if our hearts will explode. We love you so much.
E is for Enjoy. Enjoy this very special family you are part of. Enjoy each day.
Happy First Birthday Ethan!