Friday, April 23, 2010

a blink of an eye

It's amazing how an ordinary day can turn into one that's engraved into your memory forever.

April 23rd, 2009 is one of those ordinary turned extraordinary days....and I can pinpoint 4:56pm as the moment that changed our little world with one magical phone call.

In the blink of an eye, there he was and I was a mother. His mother.

And even though my precious son was a world away, my heart was filled with an immediate love and joy it had never known before.

For 4 and a half months I stared at and memorized 3 photos, read and re-read 2 pieces of referral paper, day-dreamed about our little one's personality, and wondered what he was doing at any given moment.

Today marks a year since our referral day and Josiah YeJoon has been home with us for 7 months now. Those incredible days have come and gone like a blink of an eye...but not a one passes without a prayer of thanks to Jesus from a happy mama's heart.

My sweet Si, thank you for making every ordinary day extraordinary. Your daddy and I are so proud of you....and we are so very much in love with you.

a blink of an eye 4

a blink of an eye 2



a blink of an eye 1

a blink of an eye 5

a blink of an eye 3



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You can take a peek back at our referral excitement here and here!





28 comments:

  1. Oh that is so sweet. I love the pictures!

    Can't wait to have that moment. We are #5 on the waiting list :)
    Soon....
    Blessings,
    Amy

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  2. happy referral day!!! what wonderful memories! i love how you documented the day!!!!

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  3. Well I am a wreck today so this brought me to tears. Happy Referral day!! I am so happy you have your sweet little man. :)

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  4. Love, love, LOVE the photos. What a great idea to celebrate the anniversary of referral day and to see how much he has grown!! What a big man he is now and still so adorable.

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  5. what sweet photos!!! I remember this day and reading it on your blog!!

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  6. Oh my goodness, has it been a year already?!? WOW! I'm soo thankful for you! I love the pics!!! Love ya Rach!

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  7. Referral anniversaries are very special days! I remember when you got your referral...I thought Josiah was just so precious! And, oh, those pictures of him with his referral pic brought a little tear to my eye. Si is such an amazing blessing!

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  8. I love your idea to take Si's photo with his referral picture! So cool. And happy referral day!

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  9. Oh Rach,
    This made me cry and cry! I knew your referral day was in April, and I kept thinking "Wouldn't it be neat if Rach and I had the same referral date?" Oh well.... That too will come! (Great adversity brings great joy, right?)
    He is just beautiful! I love his smile!

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  10. Such a sweet post to remember a very special day!! Happy Referral Day! (I love the pictures series - Si looks like such a big boy!)

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  11. wow! happy referral day!!!! i love the pictures you took :-)

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  12. Reading your old post about your referral day excitement brought tears to my eyes. There really is nothing like that amazing day. Happy referral day to you all!

    And these pictures of Si are just precious.

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  13. Wonderful post from a wonderful Mom. What a clever idea to have Si hold his referral photo! It gives me chills all over.
    Happy referral day to you 3 (and your family)! We're lucky to call you friends.

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  14. He's getting so big! It's hard to believe it's been a year ago already...so glad I've gotten to follow your journey. The hand of God is all over it.

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  15. Happy Referral Day! Seriously, Si is so handsome!!! I love this series of photos!

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  16. I cannot imagine the emotions that you go through once that call finally arives. I'm hoping and praying that the slow downs will subside soon and we will know that same joy soon!

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  17. Wow! I am loving these photos and bummed that I didn't think to do it with Noah! It truly is such an amazing day that does give you goosebumps each time you recall it.

    Happy Referral Day!!

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  18. He is turning into such a little man and is still as adorable as ever! Happy Referral Day!

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  19. Happy Referral-versary!!! Great pics - amazing to see how much Si has grown!

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  20. happy referral day!!
    LOVE the pictures...excellent idea!

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  21. Oh my goodness...t hat's just the SWEETEST thing ever!! I love the story and the photos! Congratulations!!! ♥ Michelle

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  22. Oh, look at your sweetheart of a son with his referral photo. Love his little toe wrapped around it. Just precious! Wonderful memories.

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  23. Wow he is such a cutie pie!! That referral day excitement is just unforgettable. Love it!!!

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  24. Could those pictures be any cuter or more creative! I can't believe it's been a year! Congrats on your Referralversary!

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  25. I don't know HOW I missed this post, but I did. I love this. I totally know what you mean about memorizing the photos (we had only 2) for such a long time. I love seeing Josiah holding his throne picture. So cute!

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