Auggie turns FIVE TODAY!!
I can’t even contain myself. I am not sure if I should cry or clap or I don’t even know.
Can I please tell you, I love this kid.
He has not had easy beginnings.
But, how he has come alive.
Let us peruse the photographic evidence. My favorite kind.
It is the easy answer to the question, Why do you adopt? Because. This.
|Auggie getting admitted for Refeeding Syndrome upon entrance to USA.|
|Auggie getting his first round of fluids. Wearing 0-3 month size clothing.|
|Getting weighed in after gaining some weight. (weight is in kgs)|
Big kids. The big kids are just so cool.
One that no human should ever have to endure.
I will not sugar-coat…this has been hard.
Some days we are tired. And some days I cannot sleep thinking of his little friends.
They will always haunt me. Living and dying in my dreams.
Alone. Cold. Hungry.
With no one to hold their hand as they drift between this life and the next.
I can never erase the images. The smells. The horrifying silence from my memory.
I wonder if Auggie can.
Today, Auggie will hear us sing a very out-of-tune, obnoxiously loud “Happy Birthday.”
He will see us smile and he will smile back.He will tolerate us squishing his face. A little. Today, he will spend his first-ever birthday out of a crib and in the thing every child should have… a family.
Today, we celebrate this boy. The one we never thought we would meet. This precious life. Our tiniest of tiny boys.
Happy Birthday, Little Auggie. How we love you.