Two years ago, we got off an airplane with our new son and became a family of four. Many things have changed in that time….and a few things have stayed the same.
Two years ago, Matthew’s first encounter with a tricycle involved him standing straddled over the seat and dragging the tricycle around.
Today, Matthew is riding a two-wheeled bike with training wheels.
Two years ago, two of Matthew’s favorite snacks were apples and shrimp crackers.
Today, two of Matthew’s favorite snacks are apples and shrimp crackers.
Two years ago, Matthew didn’t know a word of English.
Today, I am very sad to say, Matthew only knows a few words in Korean.
Two years ago, Matthew didn’t want to take off his blue shoes from Korea. He has always had a hard time with new shoes.
Today, Matthew is wearing a pair of shoes that he chose himself at a shoe store. (HUGE progress!!!)
Two years ago, Matthew drank a yogurt drink every morning with his breakfast.
Today, Matthew drinks a yogurt drink every morning with his breakfast.
Two years ago, for Christmas, I had no idea what to give Matthew. I had no idea what would make him happy or what he really liked. I ended up buying him a huge stuffed dog from Walgreens, because it made him smile one day while we were shopping there.
This year for Christmas, he has already told me that he wants a panda pillow pet. Which is no surprise to me, because I know he is into panda bears right now.
Two years ago, I sat in a rocking chair in Matthew’s room and cried because I felt overwhelmed, wondering what we were going to do with this sad, scared child.
Today, we wonder what we would ever do without him.
Happy Forever Family Day, Matthew.