Three Years Ago

Thursday, January 31, 2013

 Three years ago today we met this extraordinary little fellow.  He was so solemn then.  Scared.  Stoic and pretty much unemotional.

I can remember him crying silent tears as we walked out of that building where we met him....little droplets ran down his face but he was completely detached.  Poor guy.

He very quickly evolved into a very very spunky little man and has literally kept us laughing ever since.  Hmmm.  Maybe that's why his name is Isaac (means laughter!). 

Three years ago, Shaanxi, China. 

 (If you remember, this was from a post last year - the carnage from a Mouse Trap story version of Adam and Eve and the Serpent.  All Isaac's idea.  I told you he makes us laugh.)

This boy is almost six (that makes me horribly emotional to think that this child would have the audacity to grow up on me.  He's supposed to be little) and is incredibly thoughtful.  He's very big on "serving the ladies" and comes up with great jokes!  I love him so much.  He has been such a huge blessing in my life and I cannot imagine life without him. 

When I hear his spunky little voice calling from the next room, "Rachel, could you come play chutes and ladders with me?" I honestly have a very hard time resisting.  Although there are always things I have that need to be done, I'm oddly aware that these moments are fleeting.  And I so want to enjoy every minute of his being little.....getting hugs, playing Candy Land, reading books, watching Adventures in Odyssey movies together..and hearing his hysterical shrieks of laughter at the funny at the park to see who can swing higher, hearing him beg to lick the brownie batter bowl, tickling him till he cries, making him promise me he'll never grow up.....

Yes, these days are precious.  What a wonderful three years it's been with this little guy.  I can't wait to see what God has in store for this special young man. :-)


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