Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Big Brother. Finally.

The one person who never faltered in our wait for Cici was Buddy. He never got jaded. He never lost hope. He just waited.  

and waited. 

and waited.

Over the many, many years of waiting, we'd often be going about our day running errands or shuttling to or from school when I'd hear Buddy say from the backseat, when Cici comes are we going to....? 

He never really questioned whether she was going to join our family but often questioned when she was going to join our family. And now at the ripe old age of 8 and 1/2 he has finally become a BIG BROTHER.
He is always there to hold her hand in the car and I often hear him telling her how much he loves her. Last night he was remarking about how weird it felt to be someone's big brother. It was cute.

Today he starts 3rd grade. The last stop in our elementary school. He and his buds are the kings of the castle this year and I can't believe that time has gone by this fast. I am so proud of my caring, sweet, generous, little boy who is quickly turning into a big kid. I tried to give him a hug and a kiss goodbye this morning and he wriggled right out of my arms and turned his head so I could only kiss his hair as I went to leave the school.

I love you my sweet boy. Never change. You are simply the best.


Glinda said...

What a sweet boy; he reminds me of my nephew, who is, at 20 yrs old, still as sweet he was at your son's age.

Shannon said...

Thanks so much for all your posts on my blog. I am always happy to see you here!

Glinda said...

It is always a pleasure to drop in and have a peak into your life-size diorama; I will continue to do so until I am blissfully overwrought by jet lag and a little one whose smile breaths life into my wait weary soul.

Hope all is well.

Carine said...

Dear Shannon, just wanted to thank you for your blog. I have been reading it for several weeks now since I discovered it when I finally decided to look closer on the china adopt talk site as we started to believe that THE day would be close for us as well after so many years..
We are leaving to China on oct 14 to meet our little baby boy of 10 months old...
Thanks again from Belgium and congratulations for your pictures!!