Today is our anniversary....it's so hard to believe it has been a year since Honey and I tied the night right here at home. :) So much has changed since last year and the biggest change is sitting at his table enjoying his breakfast of yogurt and a banana.
This morning, Honey let me sleep in. I have had way too many migraines lately and I think it is from being over tired. So sleeping in was a wonderful gift! When I came downstairs, there was a package on my laptop. Now, we had agreed that we weren't getting each other gifts for our anniversary. We have been together for so many years that our actually marriage date isn't a huge deal. I know that sounds awful, but it was just a formality. We needed a piece of paper stating we were married to start the adoption process.
The gift was amazing! Honey had taken all the pictures we had from our adoption and had a book made at Shutterfly. I'm not sure how many of you have seen one of those....but it is an actual book. The picture on the front was one of Vlado on the first day we met him. The first pages were pictures we had been given when we first committed to adopting him....pictures of him when he was 3-4. The pictures weren't the best quality and turned out kind of fuzzy in the final product, but I was ok with that. It's kind of symbolic of his former life fading a bit. I had taken pictures of the airplanes we were on for our flights and of the flight boards showing our flights. He had even included pictures he took of our dossier package when he mailed it. There are pictures of his foster family and our adoption team.....and on and on. The picture on the back of the book is one taken of him once we were home. I bawled as I looked at it. Honey knows me so well!