I’m celebrating because one year ago today I got to hold Ephrem for the very first time. I had studied his little face for nine months and prayed so many wordless prayers for his health, safety, love, and care.
But this day, 365 days ago, I saw his beautiful little smile for the very first time.
This day, 365 days ago, a woman placed Ephrem in my arms in the airport parking lot in Africa, and he was physically a part of our family forever.
This day, 365 days ago, my heart got its second deepest wish: to be a mother.
Ephrem, you are one of the very best gifts I’ve ever received in this life and I cherish May 29 always because it’s the day that we met.