Hintons 2015

Hintons 2015

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Forever Family Day- 1 year later

2010 the day we met

2011 one year later

It has been an unbelievable year with our son. We have a hard time understanding how the time has already passed and we are at the one year anniversary of meeting our son. I have a much better memory of Zeke's first meeting than Maddy's mainly because it was so low key compared to the 5 crying babies we met in Nanchang.

I can still picture the room in Wuhan where we were when he came in and seeing that sweet face for the first time. I remember his nanny telling him in Chinese - 'this is your mama' & hearing his soft little voice repeat 'mama.' He was shy & scared but with great trust & blind faith took our hands never to look back.

From the time we first took him to the hotel that day until now, he has been Mr. Personality. I remember him playing with my fingers thru the crib slats on that first day and giving him our 'first' bottle.

Our son has grown by leaps and bounds (not just physically but emotionally & developmentally) these past 12 months. Today he loves everyone in his family and quite articulately states what he wants (& when he wants it). His vocabulary seems to grow weekly & I am amazed at how well he is forming thoughts & sentences. Some things that haven't changed- he still loves meat & sweets, will let you know in a minute when he's not happy with something & loves to run away from when you are trying to get him dressed.

We are truly blessed to be allowed to parent such a sweet, wonderful little boy.

Here are a few photos from that day:


Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

What a precious post!!! I cannot believe how much he's grown this past year.

You and Matt are truly blessed beyond measure.


Muriel Pfeifer said...

So many memories for all of us! We are so happy to have him (and Maddy) in our family.