Thursday, November 20, 2008

FOUR YEARS AGO TODAY

We sat in a small China hotel room waiting for the door to be knocked upon! He is HERE cried the kids. Sure enough, we opened the door and there was the cutest little boy I had ever seen. He immediately cried and then turned and went to get comfort from his nanny. This little boy was none other than our wonderful Zacharias who was birthed in China for us.


We have so enjoyed our little boy and he has been such a blessing to this family. I remember someone saying that when you adopt you will find out that you will get more out of it than the child will and I completely agree. We went into this thinking we were "rescuing" a child (which we were) but not realizing how much he was bringing to us. No one should go into adoption with the idea of what you will get out of it, but boy do you get something out of it. At least that is our experience but we do know that is not everyones' experience. I believe God showed us that we are very weak people since God says he will not give us more than we can bear. He clearly thinks we can't bear much as Zach is the greatest little boy that ever lived! OK, that was a momma's exaggeration but he really is awesome. He has a heart the size of a car and joy that overflows.

Today is our Gotcha day. The day that we met him for the very first time is called "Gotcha" and it was a special day today. We looked through all the old pictures and talked about everything we experienced that day. He asked lots and lots of questions and it was really sweet. He got to pick the meal today and also pray for dinner to which he thanked God for such a great family. How blessed we are...

1 comment:

janschop said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Zach and family. I can't believe it has been four years. What a sweet little boy you have - we can't wait to see him and all of you - I know they all have grown so much since we saw them. Hope we can see you when you come to Atlanta!

Jan, Lily and Jing