Tuesday, July 20, 2010

black and white Wednesday ~ 2 years!

'With love and patience, nothing is impossible.' ~  Daisaku Ikeda

will 2yr portrait WM

'All things grow with love.' ~ unknown

will 2yr portrait blw WM

William Michael Yousheng has been with us as a family now for exactly 2 years.
In a way, it feels like he's always been with us.
Two years is such a short time looking backwards, but for him it's half a lifetime.
We have watched Will grow and change a lot over the past couple of years. Thanks to quite a few people along the way... Mike and Deena and many others at the Hidden Treasures Foster Home in Fujian Province, our pediatrician, his surgeon, his teacher Carrie, his OT, Speech Therapist Betsy, and supportive friends and loving family...Will is a wonderful little boy.
He is happy, inquisitive, creative, funny and sweet.  Children are always a delight but 'fun' children are extra special.
We have been blessed with fun children. Oh, there will be the occasional challenging moment now and then...life has it's trials and tribulations after all.
Will has brought a new light (and sound) into our lives. He dances to his own music  (literally and figuratively) and sees the world in his own way. Will thinks deeply and asks great questions. I'm looking forward to watching him grow and mature. The only constant is change.

As I was finishing this post on the computer, Will stopped to say good night to me before Dan took him upstairs to bed. He said, 'I love you  Mommy' and gave me one of those big hugs that he's known for, the kind that touch your heart. I replied, 'William, I love YOU and thank you for being my son.'
What a gift this lovely little boy is to our family.

the long road

Please go over to Lisa's blog, The Long Road to China to see many more black and whites.

28 kind words:

Wanda said...

What a warm feeling I get - reading your words and knowing how Will has brought so much joy and fun into your family!

We really are blessed with these treasures, aren't we? Congratulations on two years with Will.

Kayce said...

That first quote is one that got me through so much. Love it's truths.

Beautiful post of your blessing! He is treasured that is for sure! Happy two!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful portrait!

EB said...

Such a beautiful portrait! He is one handsome little boy and you are so good at capturing the moment.

Erika B

fleur de lis cottage said...

Happy 2 years...what a sweet, sweet blessing!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I love this "the only constant is change". This is so true.

Sweet post Gail. I love seeing pictures of William. He just looks so squeezable.

Have a good day my friend.


Denise said...

Ah, the best words we can hear...sweet pic of a sweet boy!

Karen said...

What a wonderful photo~ love that twinkle in his eyes~
Happy 2 years!

Love Letters To China said...

What beautiful words... We truly are blessed to have these children in our lives. We are also closing in on two years in December. I too feel the same way about having Liam in our lives forever. I don't even remember what is was like before he arrived.

Happy two years! He certainly is a cutie pie!


Ellie said...

Adorable photo. Will always seem to have a sweetness about him that does come t hrough in your photography. Happy 2 years! we passed that milestone in March.

I'm guessing you are fun parents - and obviously very loving judging by your happy, fun children!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

What a special description of your little man, Gail. Congratulations on the first two years together. Doesn't time fly?!

Thank you for lovingly sharing your sweet family with me.


Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

The only constant is change...so true and I know that you and I are very thankful that it is.

Your Will is an amazing little boy that is part of an amazing family. PERFECT MATCH!

Happy 2 Years mama!

Tara said...

What a sweet photo and what a beautiful post.

Mary Lou said...

I'm spending the morning reading sweet posts that make me cry. Yours is no exception. I have a grandson named Will and he gives good hugs too.
Love to you and your Will. He's a cute sweet boy.

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

Beautiful..handsome...he is just stunning! What a delight for both you and him. Your location is the best!! And works even better with awesome kids to spark it!

The OriginalPsyn said...

Beautiful portrait and what a wonderful conversion.

Colin and Jill Canada said...

Love this post and that picture is so sweet...both colour and converted. I love the calm colours.


Chasing Dreams Photography said...

Such a beautiful post....and look at that handsome guy : ) Happy 2 years Mr. Will

Jboo said...

What a sweet post!! I can tell that he is a special boy from your posts about him. Amazing, I'm sure, how he's changed and grown in 2 years!


Laurie said...

What a beautiful picture of Will- love it! Congrats on your 2 year anniversary!

ThisMamaRAZZI said...

Such a great post Gail. Your love for your son reaches aross the continent and into my country. What a blessing he is and what a treasure YOU are.

Beautiful capture - I love his hair cut - totally suits him!

Debbie said...

Gail, what a heartwarming post! congratulations on your two year anniversary with Will. You have such a lovely family.

Missy said...

Happy 2 Years, Will! You are a precious little boy. Love these pics, Gail!

Casey said...

Happy Two Years!!! What a sweet little boy!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Nothing better than a big bear hug and an "I love you" He is such a sweet little boy...and I know how much joy he has brought to your life.

Happy Family Day!!

Beautiful pictures:)

Have a Great Day Gail~



jennifer said...

He is so precious! Happy 2 years!!

Gavin's Family said...

Happy Happy 2 year anniversary with that cutie pie boy of yours!
2 yrs for you with yours/ 2 months for me with mine, time really does fly by.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, how I loved this post, Gail. He sounds like SUCH a special boy. I'm so happy for you that he is in your life.

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