One Year Ago Today...

we got a call at 7:39pm that changed our lives forever. It was the call telling us about our son! It's a day we will never forget and one that will remain very special to us. To read the original post of our referral, including some funny and excited videos of us telling our families, click here.

That Thursday night we opened our email to the first glimpse of our teeny tiny boy, just 6 lbs at 3 1/2 months.

And here he is today...one year later... 26.13 lbs. and 31 inches long. 
 I can't believe how much he has changed! 
He has grown so much and is learning new things by the day! 

It was a long 5 months before bringing Mekonen home in August of 2009. For the first 8 months of his life, our son's care was entrusted to others. We had no control over his well-being or his care. From that, I think we learned early on how much our children are not our own, biological or adopted. They are "on loan" to us from God to love, nurture, and raise to serve and worship Jesus. We pray daily for our son, that he will grow up to love Jesus, to be a leader, a protector, and a courageous fighter. 

We love you Mekonen and can't imagine our lives without you!

1 comment:

Donovan and Julie said...

Awww--this feels like it was last week--not last year!? Oh how time flies. He was so itty bitty. My, he sure has bulked up! :) Atta boy!