Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thanks Geoffrey!

Yesterday the mailman delivered a surprise. A 1st birthday card for Eliot from Toys-R-Us. Wow. Either they need to hire someone a little more on top of things or there's been some mistake.

Then it dawned on me. When we registered there last summer they required an "arrival date". Going on what we'd been told, we confidently wrote October 2006. Here it is, October 2007, and I've been marveling at the fact that we've been home for 3 whole months already.

So, yes, I'm still processing, still adjusting. Even grieving a little on the 'anniversary' of letting go of those dreams of having him home at so young an age. Yes, we're insanely blessed and there's not a day that's gone by in 3 months that we're not thankful beyond words. I guess I'm learning that there's still more to work through, even being home this length of time.

Overall, I'm grateful. Eliot's home. That statement holds a lot of weight for me, still makes me teary. So, thanks to Geoffrey for the unexpected reminder of how blessed I am.

And I'll leave you with 'choice A' for our family Christmas Card...

6 comments:

C.J. and Keri said...

We'll continue to pray for your adjustment, Katie! And about those pictures....you guys are nuts...just nuts.

jodie said...

with photos that good you don't need me!

Melissa Scott said...

Yeah...totally can't wait to put THAT picture on my ref..it tops the cake...your chin is insanely long, Russ just looks horrifying and El is cute no matter what you do to him!!
Love you guys...glad you are home, but sure miss you here!

amy said...

an almost perfect christmas pose. it's just missing the dog...

Sharon, Isabella's Mommy said...

I wonder what mail I've missed in the last fifteen months welcoming my new arrival! Hmmm. I wonder if Greg opens my mail or if I have an enormous pile of it somewhere...

Lance and Heather said...

these pictures are cracking me up...you guys are crazy! What's even more funny is that Eliot seems to just sit there and go along with it! Too funny!