1 Year Home

 On October 4, 2012, the change in our lives
that we had hoped for, prayed for and dreamed about, happened.
It was an amazing day,
and one that we'll remember forever.
It was the day Kaden and Bethany arrived home.
What a year it has been! 
It hasn't been all wonderful and perfect,
not at all.
But it was a year that has made us all stronger as individuals and as a family.
We've gone through some crazy hard struggles.
But we've also gone through some amazing times.
we've laughed, we've cried.
Our faith has been tested and our strength has been tried.
My strength failed.
But God ALWAYS came through!
So many changes have taken place in this year.
Kaden and Bethany are completely different!
Kaden has gone from a languid little toddler,
to a strong, silly, full of personality little man!
It is crazy how he is completely unlike the Kaden only 12 months ago.
He is so curious now!
He asks why about everything.  and I mean everything!

And Bethany...
She has changed so much too.
She's come from a sweet little 5 month baby to a cute, active toddler.

I can't believe that an entire year has passed.
We were talking about it,
and sometimes it still feels like they just got home.
Sometimes in the back of my mind it feels just like a really long babysitting job.
But I'm so thankful it's not.  These two are here to stay.
And even though it can be really tiring and hard sometimes,
we wouldn't have it any other way!
Here's a song named Come On In,
that my dad sent me over a year ago.
even though the song is about being saved I think it relates to adoption very well.

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