This week we celebrated six months together. That seems unreal. It’s been an amazing six months. It’s been perfect and beautiful and messy and amazing. I love this kid. He’s clever and brilliant and courageous and trusting. He’s also really cute and has a smile that makes even gruff old guys and too hip-for-life teens smile back when he works his dimpled magic on them at the grocery store.
Six months ago I was so nervous. Just waiting to meet him, hold him, and to begin the journey of getting to know him. In those early days people would sometimes ask “how is he fitting into your family” and it always struck me as funny because for me it wasn’t about him fitting in, it was about us growing to welcome this new member of our family that would transform it in so many ways and make it infinitely more beautiful. And as the months pass and I get to know this child, our little Thane, I find myself filled with gratitude that he changed us. He changed our family and life will never be the same. And that’s a beautiful thing.