I first laid eyes on this picture one year ago today…
Eze’s referral picture was taken in June 2008, when he was 14 months old. Right now he is 27 months old. He still looked like a baby to me until I compared these pictures!
I’m waiting to hear back from a couple of family members about their guesses on Ezekiel’s height and weight, so I’ll wait to post that until I hear from them. For my family the prize on this guessing game is their very own phone call from Eze 🙂
I had a friend comment about all of the dates that you get to celebrate with adoption. And it’s so true. We get to celebrate our “gotcha” day, our homecoming day, and referral day. So many fun things to celebrate. She also wrote that her Angel truly became her daughter the day that they got their referral. The same was true for us. No question about it, Ezekiel was our son as soon as we knew about him. That 5-month wait was excruciating knowing that my son was waiting for me in an orphanage. And although the wait is a distant memory with the current fun craziness of a toddler, I still feel for my friends who are awaiting travel news. I know you all feel extreme love for your babies/kiddos, even though you haven’t held them in your arms yet. I hope things move along quickly so you can breathe in their sweet scent and start filling their little hearts with love.