Wednesday, June 24, 2015

We became forever

It is hard to believe that tomorrow will be 5 years since Wyatt was officially a Caito. 
Since this 2 year old little boy became a permanent part of our family. 
None of us can even remember life before he was a part of it. He came into our lives and he has kept us on our toes and smiling since we met him. He is old enough now to understand adoption. He understands 
He knows that Caito means forever. That he is with us forever and that we will love him no matter what forever and for always. 
As I look back on this day 5 years ago it is surreal. The seamless series of events that brought Wy into our lives were one of the strongest feelings of God's presence in our lives I have ever felt. 
Every moment since this day has been met with a thankful heart, because we know how lucky we are to have each other. As he grows and learns about himself, his heritage and who he wants to become I pray we can help him find the answers he needs. 
For now he is so proud of his "dark tan" skin and his curly hair. He loves to look at his baby pictures and understands that his belly mommy carried him and that is where his beautiful eyes came from. He doesn't question his physical differences, he embraces them.
In the past 5 years he has made some amazing strides. He has tested our patience and filled our hearts. He can make us laugh and make anyone feel better when they are hurt or sad. 
He has the biggest heart and we call him the baby whisperer because Sam is enamoured by him. He sings to her, reads to her and just talking to her cams her down.
He still sneaks into our bed because he doesn't like to be alone.
He can drive his sister crazy at times, but mostly is one of her closest friends. He will do anything to spend time with her and always goes out of his way to make her happy.  I tell him he will make an excellent husband someday:) 
This year he is ready for his gotcha day- he has been reminding me for weeks and we had to get a cookie pie to share with his friends. Tonight as we snuggled in bed he told me he thinks dad should get him pancakes with candles like we do for birthdays because this is kind of like a birthday.
It is the day he became forever- I said that is almost perfect, except it is the day that WE became forever. 

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