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One Year Anniversary

Marlow ~ Let There Be Light 2011/05/19 01:59:34


One Year Anniversary



It was one year ago today that my wife and I sat in an orphanage half way around the world and met for the first time the little boy that would be our son.



All I can say is that there hasn’t been a moment of regret. When I come home from work and I hear “dada” (and when he says it he drags out that first syllable in such a loving tone, “daaaada”) my heart just melts. Nothing else needs to be said. I enjoy every minute of his company. It’s been such an eventful and challenging year.



I wanted to pull out some quote from the journal I kept while in Kazakhstan, but I couldn’t seem to find it. But I remember the moment very well. I remember holding him and he grabbed something off the table, and that he had a strong grip. And when I lifted him up and he gave me a smile, I knew he was the one.



We weren’t allowed to post any pictures on the internet then, not until he came off their adoption registry. I think that was about a month or so later. But we can now. Here’s a picture of mother and child from that first day in the orphanage. I remember him being chubby but I had forgotten just how chubby. He was a fat little porker.



http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o123/virgil_015/004-2-1.jpg



And then shortly after that first day– I seem to remember a week later – they sent him to the hospital for a week with Bronchitis. We were not allowed to visit him the whole time he was in the hospital. These next pictures are when we finally got to see him again. That’s daddy and son. You can see how bundled up they kept him.



http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o123/virgil_015/033-1.jpg



http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o123/virgil_015/031-1.jpg



Fast forward one year later and here he is in one of the cutest pictures I’ve taken. Notice too how on the floor he got a hold of Daddy’s car keys and one of Daddy’s ties behind him. Actually to be honest, I gave him the keys to play with. I’m such a softy. He just says “kee” in his cute baby tone and points and I can’t resist.



http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o123/virgil_015/176.jpg



Look at those chubby little legs! And how can anyone resist that smile. :->



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  • ITALIAN CLICKER 2011/05/19 03:15:12
    ITALIAN CLICKER
    +11
    HI PROUD DADDY AND MOMMY TOO. EVERYTHING YOU SHARE ABOUT MATTHEW IS BEAUTIFUL. I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW BIG HE HAS GOTTEN. HE'S JUST ADORABLE.
    I AM SO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOUR LITTLE BLESSING, MATTHEW!
    daddy mommy share matthew beautiful adorable happy blessing matthew ANGEL HUGS

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  • Leasheryn/Lady Willpower 2013/02/15 01:56:45
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +1
    What a sweet baby. You must have been so proud!
  • Marlow ... Leasher... 2013/02/15 05:17:03
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +1
    I am. He's the love of my life. You have to understand my wife and I couldn't have children and we got him after a three year adoption ordeal and we were both 49 years old.
  • Leasher... Marlow ... 2013/02/16 02:57:59
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +1
    I understand completely. I'm 46 and haven't any children although I would have loved ot have them.
  • Marlow ... Leasher... 2013/02/16 03:04:12
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +1
    You can still adopt. Are you married? I was 46 when we started the adoption process.
  • Leasher... Marlow ... 2013/02/19 02:48:35
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +1
    No, I'm not married. My long time sweetheart is in the military in Kuwait.
  • Marlow ... Leasher... 2013/02/19 13:06:13
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +1
    God bless him. And you too!
  • Leasher... Marlow ... 2013/02/20 02:22:50
    Leasheryn/Lady Willpower
    +1
    Thank you.
  • Sheila 2011/06/10 14:15:54
    Sheila
    +1
    As always thank you for allowing us to share in your family joy!! He is a beautiful child and you are truely blessed!!
  • Marlow ... Sheila 2011/06/10 14:59:44
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +1
    Why thank you Sheila. I'm glad you found this. It's hard for me to send everyone a link to these. Many blessings to you and your family. :)
  • Civic Minded 2011/05/28 04:25:14
    Civic Minded
    +2
    Always enjoyable keeping up with your experiences with Matthew, Manny. Btw, are we going to see a haircut soon? What a head of hair! Charming child!
  • Marlow ... Civic M... 2011/05/30 02:48:16
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +1
    LOL. My wife keeps trimming his hair. I want to take him to my barber, an old fashion male barber, but my wife wants to take him to some salon at the mall. We can't agree, so neither wins.

    Thanks for stopping by. :)
  • Civic M... Marlow ... 2011/05/30 03:15:10
    Civic Minded
    +1
    Oh, for pity's sake! LOL! Take him to the barber! Be sure and take pictures too!
  • Marlow ... Civic M... 2011/05/30 03:16:27
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    LOL, but I have to convince my wife.
  • Lanikai 2011/05/26 21:20:56
    Lanikai
    +2
    Wow, look how happy and healthy he is, and all that glorious hair.
  • Marlow ... Lanikai 2011/05/27 03:43:28
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    Yeah, he looks great. Thanks. :)
  • princess 2011/05/25 09:35:03
    princess
    +3
    Oh my goodness, I can't believe how much he's grown and changed....and I can't believe it's already been a year!!!
    He's a handsome little guy, and I know you are both so proud of him.
    Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary.....and God bless you all.
  • Marlow ... princess 2011/05/25 10:45:25
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +1
    Ah, thank you Princess. I'm glad you found this. God bless you too. :)
  • Angel 2011/05/23 23:46:27
    Angel
    +4
    wow Marlow, how that year has flown by...Matthew is so precious ....he looks so happy and healthy and loved....
    after raising my grandbaby for 21 months, her mom took her on April 16th... I have been so sad since...but it makes me smile seeing that big smile on Matthews face ,...:-)
  • Marlow ... Angel 2011/05/24 20:11:59
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +1
    Ah, I'm sure you'll visit as often as you can. Thank God for grandmothers for all the help we get. Bless you my frined, and thanks! :)
  • amazinggrace 2011/05/22 15:09:31
    amazinggrace
    +1
    blessings Happy Anniversary to you and your family and thank you for sharing this with us.
  • Marlow ... amazing... 2011/05/23 02:27:24
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +1
    God has so blessed me. I say it every day, but Matthew is His greatest gift to me. Thank you my firend. :)
  • TCFla 2011/05/22 01:38:29
    TCFla
    +3
    I can't believe that a year has gone by. It has been an honor to share this joyous experience called Matthew with you, Marlow. He is indeed a blessing and a cutie patootie. May God continue to bless your family. ♥
  • Marlow ... TCFla 2011/05/22 03:54:53
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +1
    Thank you my friend! Many blessings to you and your family. :)))
  • TCFla Marlow ... 2011/05/22 04:00:42
    TCFla
    +1
    Thank you, I always welcome blessings. *hugs*
  • Marlow ... TCFla 2011/05/22 04:03:04
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +1
    So do I!

    blessings
  • TCFla Marlow ... 2011/05/22 04:06:48
    TCFla
    +1
    I love it! Thank you, my friend.
    love friend dogs hugging

    love friend blessing
  • Phyl *In God i Trust* 2011/05/21 07:37:15
    Phyl *In God i Trust*
    +3
    My how time flys by.Great story ..They grow up way to fast. flys story grow fast happy birthday flys story grow fast happy birthday cake
  • Marlow ... Phyl *I... 2011/05/22 00:55:14
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +1
    They do. Thanks a bunch Phyl.
  • MQ-American Values Again (AVA) 2011/05/20 21:40:58
    MQ-American Values Again (AVA)
    +7
    Awww Marlow ... just look how little Matthew has grown... he's no longer a baby... he's a little boy now ... if there was ever a doubt in anyone's mind in Kazakhstan that you two were the right pick as parents for Matthew ... I'm sure that is laid to rest.... do you send pictures to anyone there to let them see how happy little Matthew is?
    Thank you Marlow for keeping us updated .. it has been a beautiful trip down memory lane.... big hugs
  • Marlow ... MQ-Amer... 2011/05/21 03:30:34
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +4
    Well, we have to do a report for the adoption to the Kazakhstan government every year. We have to include pictures. I don't think anyone there really remembers him. Well, maybe they do.

    Thank you for your kind words. They brought a tear to my eye. Bless you my friend.
  • belle 2011/05/20 18:40:59
    belle
    +9
    How wonderful. Yes time does past fast, in a few years he will being wearing a cap and gown upon that stage receiving his diploma. You and your wife will be busting with pride and joy. All these great memories will be floating around in your head. Enjoy everyday to its fullest.
    Congrats to all of you.
  • Marlow ... belle 2011/05/20 18:42:16
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +5
    Ah thank you Belle. We're already busting with pride and joy. I hope this feeling lasts a very long time. :)
  • Joanie 2011/05/20 18:16:55
    Joanie
    +4
    Congratulations, Marlow, to you and your family.
  • Marlow ... Joanie 2011/05/20 18:39:02
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +3
    Thank you Joanie. Bless you.
  • Red 2011/05/20 17:58:54
    Red
    +5
    That's just wonderful! Happy First Anniversary
  • Marlow ... Red 2011/05/20 18:39:19
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +3
    Thank you very much. :)
  • Min Carter 2011/05/20 16:44:39
    Min Carter
    +6
    Thanks for sharing! Happy Anniversary! sharing happy anniversary anniversary cupcakes
  • Marlow ... Min Carter 2011/05/20 18:39:41
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +4
    My pleasure. Thank you. :)
  • darlene 2011/05/20 15:10:47 (edited)
    darlene
    +6
    Manny, thanks for sharing your precious Matthew's story. I feel like he's growing up right before my very eyes. You have been a dear friend to me for a very long time and it does my heart good to see you and your family so happy. If anyone deserves happiness your wonderful family does. Much love to all of you! dear friend heart family happy deserves happiness family love three edible cupcakes with candles
  • Marlow ... darlene 2011/05/20 18:40:33
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +3
    Thank you so much Eva. That is so kind of you. I enjoy our friendship here. :)

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