Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Going to sleep on June 29th

Exactly one year ago tonight I was too excited to go to sleep. I was ecstatic, emotional and nervous all at the same time. June 30th is an infamous day for's the day that we busted him out. The days of us "visiting" him were behind us. Orphanage life was about to be over...done with...forever. He'd been a Stone for a couple weeks by this time and he'd been our son for much longer. But the joy of knowing that we didn't have to say goodbye and leave him everyday like we had been doing for months over took me. I could hold him in my arms and not let go. He was mine now and no one could ever take him away. I thought that I loved this little boy this time last year and I did, but I had no idea how much more room I had in my heart. How that love continues to grow. I can't, not even for a minute, imagine my life without him. I just can't...I'm changed now.

I love you, Ryland Dias Stone.


  1. Congratulations to the 3 of you!!!

  2. Yours has always been one of my favorite blogs to come read. Ry is just SO adorable and he has 2 amazing parents. Congratulations from a blog reader in Atlanta. May all the years to come be as wonderful as this past one.