Friday, March 22

Five Minute Friday: REMEMBER

Joining in HERE - "So now on Fridays a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right gather to share what five minutes buys them. Just five minutes."  This week's topic:  Remember. 

Summer of  2011 {Levi 10 months, Gabi 14 months)

Just five minutes... ready - GO

He came to us at 9.5 months of age.  He was adorable with black ducky feather hair that stuck up in all directions.  He hung off my hip, without the notion that he should hold on to me.  We were his fourth home in his short little life, fifth if you include his birthmother's womb - his very first home.  So I'm certain he didn't know how to hold on.  He didn't know what home was.  It always up and changed on him. 

But we knew, come rain or come lame, he was home.  We just had to convince him.  We had holding on lessons.  I showed him how he'd fall if he didn't hold on.  I gave myself holding on lessons too. 

And slowly, the dam broke and he was home.  His giggle came.  And now he holds on for dear life. 

Our Levi,  home for nearly two years.  Next month we come upon the one year anniversary of his adoption day in court.  It's been two years since Gabrielle's.  I remember and thank God for bringing us so far. 


April 2012 {Adoption Day!}

March 2013

Five Minute Friday


10 comments on "Five Minute Friday: REMEMBER"
  1. You know how to hold on to him, and that's all that matters.

  2. Such a beautiful memory, reflecting on when God gave you these precious gifts!

  3. Bless you for your good hearts. Bless your family. You hold on tight. He's growing up to be a handsome boy by the way. More power.

  4. My kids are getting holding on lessons today. LOVE that!

    And I love the multiple pictures. For some reason (our house is the techy Bermuda Triangle), only photos from my web were loading. I wanted to add another of my daughter and me in present day. I loved seeing the various stages. So I lived through yours today. Thank you!


  5. lovely... and it makes me recall those days before they knew how to hang on, even in the safest arms. the gifts you give & receive are beautiful!

  6. Love these pictures! We are still teaching Reagan to hold seven she is just learning. And we are still learning, you!

  7. What a beautiful family...Blessings!!

  8. Look at your beautiful family! I'm so glad your lovely boy found a home with you

  9. Hi Amanda,
    Oh my goodness! What a sweet memory. I love the pic of you with Gabi and Levi. Levi is such a cutie pie. I have a little almost 15 month old Levi that I'm working with right now. I know your Levi is probably so attached to you now, his name actually means, "Attached" I'm praying both Levis will one day attached themselves to the Lord.
    In Christ,


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