It's hard to have an exact date of when we met Melkamu since it was on February 29th of 2008--dratted leap year :-) But this is what we were doing two years ago today, or thereabouts. It seems incredible that two years have already passed. Two years in which Melkamu has gone from a terrified, angry, unhappy child who'd lost everything in his world and didn't trust us. Two years in which we've built that trust, so that he now knows that we will always be there for him and will do anything to keep him safe and loved and happy. Two years in which we've watched our family change from having just one child to two children who are the best of brothers.
Two years has gone by in a heartbeat for us. There were extremely challenging times that made us wonder how we would get to the other side. There were times when I shed tears for the perfection of that moment, of having all four of us enjoying each other's company and wanting nothing more than to be together. We have such a fun time and an incredible family dynamic.