December 22, 2009

Christmas 2008 to Christmas 2009.

Last year you were a care-package under our tree... a picture that we stared at.

And who were we? I look at this picture and think who was this person who slept all night long and had hours and hours of time on her hands??? I can remember this day well. It was Christmas day at Mike's parents and all I could think about was our court date the following day. If you read my blog last year, you would remember I had that Mariah Carey "All I want for Christmas Is You" song playing on repeat! The words were so true, I couldn't care about anything else other than making Samuel legally our son.

This year my heart is so full. Our lives are busy and filled with joy because of Moses. This year I was driving around Christmas shopping and the good ol' Mariah song came on the radio. I looked in my rear view mirror and couldn't feel happier seeing his face. I am just so thankful to be his mom.

Merry Christmas to all! I know it is not an easy Christmas for many of you waiting to bring your children home. My thoughts are with all of you (A&C, R&Y, H, C&D, C&L). Just know that it will happen and you will be able to reflect back on these years and likely appreciate every moment with your child so much more because of it.


Blogger Katie said...

wow, it is amazing how much changes in a year! and even more amazing how much our children change us. you are such a beautiful mom! I'm glad that you're enjoying motherhood so much, despite the sleepless nights :) and I'm so happy to be able to celebrate Moses' first Christmas with you guys!

December 23, 2009 at 12:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas you guys!

December 23, 2009 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Dianne said...

What a happy difference a year makes! Enjoy your first Christmas as sweet Moses' parents. :)

December 23, 2009 at 8:28 AM  
Anonymous hazel said...

What a beautiful, happy, peace-filled post. Emily, your words remind me that I will eventually be in the place you are!

I was shopping at The Bay the other day, and that song came on the speaker - I pulled out my iPhone to stare at Biset's picture and sing to her as I walked around the store(I am such a freak).

What a wonderful Christmas for your family. Moses is such a lovely boy. You are blessed.

December 23, 2009 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Beautiful post Emily :) I'm so happy for you guys. Such a beautiful family and Momma! Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2009 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

So many changes in so little time. Despite the sleepless nights, teething, and crankiness, children are SO worth it! I wouldn't wish for it any other way :)

Merry Christmas to you, Mike and Mosey! Enjoy his first Christmas home.

Love ya! xoxo

December 23, 2009 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

What a beautiful little boy you have! Isn't it amazing to reflect back and see how far we've come! Happy First Christmas with Moses!

December 26, 2009 at 9:36 PM  
Anonymous Eryn McFee said...

So happy for you guys em. your post brought tears to my eyes (happy tears!!). Was nice to see you over the summer...wish we lived closer so we could hang out more often! Hope you, mike and moses had a great christmas and all the best in 2010!! xo

December 27, 2009 at 1:14 AM  
Blogger BCMommy said...

I am so glad you had a lovely Christmas. I remember us all going for lunch last year in Fort Langley, and you anxiously awaiting your court date. I was so thrilled when you finally brought Mosey home! Who knew what would happen in the summer? I figured we'd have our referral and be a few months away from having our daughter home. Here's hoping next Christmas, I can write a similar post to yours today!
Thanks, Em!

December 28, 2009 at 8:59 AM  

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