Tuesday, February 9, 2010

*Heart Day*

Today is Atty's heart day, the day he became our heart child. February 9th 2007 he came into our lives. I decided last year that I wanted to make a quilt square every year for him until his 18th birthday, then piece them all together for a great big blanket of Love. As part of our special celebration this year I gave him his quilt square and we looked at pictures and talk about the day he became a part of our family. He was really excited this time and seemed to understand a little more how special this day truly is. He loved his froggy square and was hugging it. He looked through his whole first year scrap book and his special "All about me" scrapbook that was made for him during the adoption process. The whole time he held onto to this-I cut out a frog shape, hand stitched it on and then did a running stitch around the edges with a bright yellow color. Then I added the eyes and the hearts and used the same yellow around those too. Because these squares are celebrating his heart day I am going to be putting a heart somewhere in the square every single time. That's the goal anyways. I of course waited until two days prior to start on this project...I work best under pressure. (I am aware that two days sounds like plenty of time to do one silly quilt square, and it would be if...IF...I didn't still have a day packed full of the regular every day stuff to do...but I do, it's never ending, so I basically only got to work on the square when I was nursing the baby...I multitask people, it's sink or swim around here!)

I really don't know how three years has flown by so fast. I wanted to link this post to a previous one where I shared more of his story, but I just couldn't pick which one described it best. Maybe this one, or this one, or this one, or even this one. Or maybe every single post I have ever written about him, than again maybe none of them can really describe the last three years. The whole experience was such a roller coaster. I am so thankful that his adoption is complete, and that we are now on "this side" of things. So much has happened and I know there is so much more to come. I will be sharing in it all, side by side, with my beautiful little red head......My Heart Child.


Kat said...

Oh how wonderful! Congratultions to Atty and to you all. :) Heart day. I love it!
And that baby picture is PRECIOUS! Look at that SMILING baby!!!! :)

mommytoalot said...

What a beautiful post. I love the idea of a blanket of love. Cute, precious Atty....
i've been thinking about you both