November 26, 2011

In the Window

A little over one year ago, Eddie sat in the bay window of our front room, blinking into the sunlight as he waited and watched for his little sister (Kelly's daughter) and her (or, rather, their) grandparents to arrive.

"I have two sisters and you only have one brother!" he told Mari that morning.

By the next day I was kneeling before him to tell him he actually had two sisters and one brother, feeling his weight as he clung to my neck and thought about that new fact.

This morning he climbed into the bay window again. This time he waited for that little baby brother to come to our house, to play with our toys, clamber over his adoptive parents' laps, and laugh in the sunlight.

BabyBrother and his family were in our home--in our lives--in a real and wonderful way today. My heart is overflowing.

11 comments:

It Is What It Is said...

Simply awesome!

A said...

So lovely! My heart is full of happy, reading this.

harriet glynn said...

Wow. Well put. We forget that open adoption doesn't TAKE AWAY, IT ADDS .... (in Twitter language #deep_thoughts)

Britney said...

So excited to hear this!

Dawn said...

Oh Heather, that's so wonderful! I'm so happy you were able to make it happen!!!

Kelly L said...

I'm so happy for you today!

meghann said...

*love* xo

J said...

I am so THRILLED for you all... especially Eddie. I hope maybe you share parts of the story you feel comfortable with, especially how you reached out (if you did).

Monika said...

Beautiful. Just...beautiful.

Momo Meg said...

Hooray! This is so exciting. I, too, would love to hear more of the story when/if you are able.

Rebeccah said...

I'm incredibly far behind in my blog reading, but just had to write to say how fabulous this news is! I'm so happy for you all!

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