I've been in awe of this little guy since he's been home. When I put him to sleep, I like to caress his face, back and stomach, which seems to sooth him (when he lets me!). I'm amazed at how small he is, how my hand covers half his face, and can span the length of his stomach. When I'm in these moments I think about where he was in his life compared to where I was in mine.
He was conceived some time in 2005, the year we started trying for children. Perhaps he was even conceived in May, the month we started trying.
He was born in March 2006, around the time when Dave started going to doctors offices for a diagnoses.
He was placed in the hosptical in Dec 07/Jan 08 when we officially started the adoption process.
He was put in the orphanage in the loving hands of two caregivers, who I owe my son's life to, in Feb/Mar of 2008, when we started our home study. I also went to visit Lorena in Ecuador in March. I spent a lot of time thinking about why God was doing this to me, while studying the best way to care for my child(ren).
He was placed for adoption at the beginning of March 2009, and we found him on March 25th.
Now, I don't know about you, but if that isn't a God thing, I don't know what is.