Sunday, July 21, 2013

(Sunday Snapshot) 5 Years

Will 5 Years Storyboard 1

"The wildest colts make the best horses."
 
~ Plutarch
 
 
Will 5 years WM-3


"The most wasted of days is one without laughter."
 
~ ee cummings


Will 5 Years Storyboard 2


"You don't raise heroes, you raise sons.
And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn into heroes,
even if it's just in your eyes."
 
~ Walter Schirra, Sr.

Will 5 years WM-2

He answers to several different names depending on the day or his mood...
Spiderman, Batman, Tony Stark, Clark Kent, Ironman, Green Lantern.
Oh and of course Will or William.
 
The thing that stands out most about my youngest son is his good heart.
He also loves to build with lego's,
is a good Christian, and is a gifted athlete and dancer.
He has a curious mind and often thinks deeper than I do.
I believe that he is here to do great things.
 
We can't always say it's been easy but it's certainly been worth it.
There have been bumps in the road but we're happy to be
on this journey.
Without William it would have been a very different and much less exciting
5 years.
 
It was on this day 5 years ago in a conference room in the Lakeside Hotel in Fuzhou,
Fujian Province, China, we first met him. A very scared and upset 2 year old little boy,
who first went to Grace, then Dan and about a week later came to me.
The changes in him in the past 5 years have
been nothing short of miraculous,
and for that we are thankful.
 
My sweet William, I love you so.
 
 
 
"Yours is the light by which my spirit is born;
you are my sun, my moon
and all my stars."
 
~ ee cummings
 
 
 
Ni Hao Yall
 
There are over 100,000,000 orphans world wide,
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11 kind words:

Courtney said...

Happy Gotcha Day Will! He is such a sweet guy! I know he has brought so much joy to your family.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

tears here my friend. Absolutely amazing post about this very special boy. I remember this day so well. I felt like I was with you.

I haven't met Clark/Will but I feel as if I know him through your photography. I always have a wide grin on my face when I see his images.

Enjoy celebrating. Thank you, for making my day with this post. I love the Cummings quote.

love to you all.

lea

kristinvald said...

Happy 5 years together :-)

Beautiful pictures of your big boy !

Kristín

Natasha said...

I just love his swagger! Could you have even imagined five years ago when you first laid eyes on that scared little soul that this huge spirit was yearning to spring free?! Oh what great things love can grow!

Jboo said...

So sweet! He is such a special boy and so is your whole family! He makes me smile whenever I see a photo of him!

Hoots Momma said...

he is ALL boy. you can see it in every picture. Beautiful post!

funks said...

Such a cutie! Congratulations on your Gotchaversary.

Love Letters To China said...

Happy Gotcha Day to your sweet boy!! It's shocking how much he's grown in one year. He's turning into such a handsome young man.

You always write such beautiful posts that are clearly coming from the heart. You truly are blessed with such a wonderful family.

Hope you have a fabulous day celebrating. :-)

xoxo

Anonymous said...

Happy five years anniversary ! :) Such a handsome boy :)

Best,
Sigridur, Iceland

Shay Ankerich said...

A beautiful boy and LOVE that our two Will's were given to us in the same exact room and hotel. I think Fuzhou will always be a favorite of Chinese cites!!! Blessings to you all on this amazing day! XOXOXOXO

Alyson and Ford said...

Happy Forever Family Day! Your photographs always are awesome, amazing! Such a happy, adorable son!

Alyzabeth's Mommy (Five years this September!!)

 
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