Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Celebrating 6 years of Matthew's Adoption Day

This is my little man......ohhh......we were privileged enough to meet this little guy the day he was born. He was very little- under 6 lbs! We took him home from the hospital 2 days later- and he has had me around his finger ever since!
One thing now.....that has me a little sad is that this was my little guy who loved Thomas the Tank Engine- you know all the little songs....awww..... Now it is anything to do with soldiers! What happened. I mean I am not opposed to it, it happens as they grow and have different phases they go through, but how could he have grown that much?
I you haven't seen our previous posts on Birthdays or Adoption Days- our tradition is that we get up early and come out in our pj's and open presents. All presents are theirs for the day with no one else playing with them.......for the day. After that if it isn't in their box (which only holds so many toys) it is a free for all. We of course have a big sign made up on the white board (that we actually use mostly for school work), balloons, and sometimes little gifts of some kind like poppers, or pens, etc. for everyone.
He is loving the see through foam dart gun! He LOVES to see how things work so this was a perfect gift!
Treasuring memories in my heart of all those years that seem to go by sooo quickly! I mean it was 6 whole years ago that we went to court with our 3 child and said- YES!!! We want Matthew Joseph Wright to be our son- FOREVER- THANKS!!! OK so we may not have said those words like that, but that is what we emphatically said in our hearts.

He is ..........funny- loves to make you laugh :), loves to see how anything works- and will take it apart if at all possible- or if not possible too, he is sensitive sometimes, still little for his age- (which is good because most of our children are tall for their ages), loves his siblings, wants to be a train driver when he grows up, hates the "bad" people in the movies, still loves trains & soldiers, loves to play pranks, wants to be just like his big brothers and hates to be left out, loves to cuddle with me, strokes my hair when I tuck him in at night, is sometimes shy (he doesn't usually go forward for children's sermon & takes time to get to know you), and is an incredible little man. I am sooo excited to see God's Plans for you Matthew! I am sure they are amazing!!!!

On the home front- well.....thought we may have some news from USCIS today, but they are keeping us in suspense and said we should know before January 1st- which is our date for court in Ethiopia. We are thinking positive, knowing that the God we Serve- has placed Naomi in our family! We know without a shadow of a doubt that she will be a part of our family, and the fact that they are being silly over technicalities will NOT ruin our season of JOY!!!!

We APPRECIATE your prayers over this situation soooo much because I KNOW that because of those many, many, many prayers We have been filled with HOPE! Hey, isn't that what this season is all about?

Praying you all have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Happy adoption day Matthew!!! and family!!!

    Praying for answers and your newest addition!!

  2. Happy Adoption Day! He is so precious and beautiful. I love reading about your family.

  3. Such a cutie! I love your adoption day traditions and it won't be long before you will be celebrating Naomi's very first adoption day!

    I am praying for you. What a great beginning to the new year you could have - passing court and getting USCIS approval!

  4. He is adorable!!! Looks like a great day. :) I will be praying you hear something NEXT WEEK!!!

  5. What great family traditions. I love the idea about the toys and their special box. I am so going to do that with my kids!

  6. Happy adoption day! Love your ideas and your cute, cute kiddos! Praying for you and your new addition! I know the wait is so long and hard but you must have the best attitude I've ever seen! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  7. Happy adoption day! I love the way you celebrate!!! So much fun! I bet your house is always smiles and laughter!

    I cant wait to hear news the first of the year form you!!!

    Have a Very Merry Christmas!!!! You are such a awesome blogging buddy! Thanks!

  8. Oh happy day sweet Matthew!! ;o) Merry Christmas to you all!!! Blessings!

  9. What a handsome boy!! ANd praying hard you hear good news FAST!!! kj

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