i'm so behind on blogging, so i'll also use this post to say, elijah turned five in december. i'm still not dealing with it well, this speedy passage of time. and yesterday the true reason for this post we celebrated elijah's adoption day. five years ago he became an official singer boy! adoption is such a gift. i'll admit to you that i half suspected it to feel "ordinary" as we celebrated this year. but no! spending the day with my family, reminiscing, laughing and having fun, it wasn't ordinary. five years later we are still overwhelmed with thanks, still feeling the butterflies in our tummy that we. have. a. son. it's special. and as long as i have breath, i'll continue to celebrate this gift god gave us. every year. and every day.