This is my Perfect Moment.
Over the weekend my family went to our cottage in the Thousand Islands. It was only the third time Luv Bug has gone there. Our summer weather has been so horrible in Rochester that we haven't enjoyed usual summer activities: splashing in the kiddie pool, trips to our amusement park, and boat rides. At some point I will do a full post on the Thousand Islands because I haven't done it justice with my minimal explanations of what a piece of heaven it really is.
It is wonderful to have full days with my parents, AJ, and Luv Bug at the cottage. He had us in stitches all day long. What a ham. After he had gone to bed on Saturday night we were sitting around laughing at his winning personality and hilarious antics. We talked about the first week he came home last summer.
Somehow it came up that within 2 days of him coming home we were to call the head of the agency here in the US, Cecelia who is a native Korean. She likes to talk to the child over the phone to soothe them through the adjustment. We called her the first full day he was in Rochester. It was a big moment. He held the phone and listened to Cecelia speak to him in Korea, a language he hadn't heard in almost 2 days. His eyes lit up, and he listened to what she said intently. My mother asked what she told him. She said," You are finally home. You will be very happy and have a wonderful life with your mommy and daddy."
This is what she told my 15 month old baby 2 days after he left his foster mother, Ama (mommy in Korean). He seemed content with this, and after that last step, we moved on as a new family.
"You will have a good life. You will be very happy." she said.
Oh, Luv Bug, if you only knew what a good life we now have, how happy we are and will always be. To be your Mom and Dad (he now calls us Mom and Dad!) is the biggest gift I have ever received.
Oh, Luv Bug, you are the light of my life.