Saturday, September 4, 2010

Remembering Today: What Joy Looks Like

Three years ago today, we were able to take our son home from the hospital.  He was 21 days old.  We showed Elijah around his house and laid him in his crib for the first time. He wasn't there for long as we wouldn't let him out of our arms.  
Sept. 4th, 2007
But before we were able to show him around, we had to get him in the house. The following photo was taken mere moments after we'd walked in the door.  I sat down on the couch, tears of joy flowing down my face.  It's the kind of moment that you can't pose.
Sept. 4th, 2007
If you want to know what pure joy looks like, this is it. Not to mention relief, gratefulness, praise.  I can't look at that photo and not tear up.  I can't look at it and not remember three years ago and think how far we have come.  It is certainly one of my favorite photos of all time.  And I never want to forget the way that felt.

I'm thinking I need to photoshop that tree off of my head and hang it somewhere in our house, along with this photo, which is my favorite shot of Andy and Elijah, taken a few days later.
Sept. 7th, 2007
Happy Homecoming Day little man!

8 comments:

caryanne said...

Happy Homecoming Day! I remember the feeling and we celebrate this day as well...but we call it "Happy Gotcha Day".

Mo said...

Oh wow guys...that is awesome, to say the least!!

Kathy said...

What a joyful day! What a blessing little Elijah is! Love, GrammaKat

K- floortime lite mama said...

what a beautiful story and what gorgeous pictures

Brextin's Hope said...

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I truly enjoy reading your post - those two photos are moments of cherished memories!

Lady V dZine said...

God is so good!

Katie said...

What precious, precious photos!

Shasta said...

Awww... so sweet!

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