“He laughed again, and I knew in that instant it was a sound I wouldn’t want to live without.”
The sound of his laugh has always been like chicken soup for my soul, but I realized today that he has another reaction that I wouldn’t want to live without.
It happens every time he watches a “gotcha day” video.
In case you aren’t familiar, gotcha day videos document the day a child comes home with his or her forever family. I watched a beautiful one this afternoon. The family in it was celebrating the successful homecoming of two precious kiddos from Haiti, and you know I was quick to click on that. 😉
I watched it first by myself, on the computer upstairs, and then I raced downstairs to show it to Kevin.
And this is how it always goes…
He pushes play, and begins to watch the story unfold, and then whoosh! His face and neck flush rosy-red, and the biggest smile blooms!
It starts on his face, and always ends on mine. And then…happy tears…his…trigger mine.
I wouldn’t want to live without that, y’all.
And after 327 mysterious and dimly-lit days of waiting and wishing we could meet our son, that reaction is like daylight in my mind. 🙂
PS- Here’s a link to the video if you’d like to watch too… Homecoming
…and I snapped the photos in this post at my friend Kathy’s house. Those are the pumpkins we got at the Farmer’s Market a couple of weeks ago, and I thought it would be fun to share what we did with them here today. Don’t you love how Evan softened the spaces in between them, with leaves from around the yard? So pretty, and such a great idea if you’re having people over! 😀