February 6, 2009

Sweetness and light

Posted in Adventures o' K at 7:32 pm by Erin

Ever since K said "I love you" to me three weeks ago, he has been the most affectionate and cuddly kid in the world.  Saying those words was the release of a huge barrier for him and it's amazing how he's changed yet again.  He giggles more often and more easily.  He hugs all the time and gives kisses without being asked.  If he's sitting somewhere, he pats the seat next to him so that I will sit there–and once I'm there, he crawls onto my lap and cuddles up close.  We've moved him into a toddler bed and when he's falling asleep, he will reach out to me as I sit next to his bed, hold onto my neck, and pull me close as if I'm his favorite Elmo doll.

I can hardly absorb it all.  It's just the sweetest, most affectionate and loving trust I've ever been given.  And it's all the more precious because I know how hard it was for him to give it.

A month from tomorrow, we will celebrate our first Family Day–a celebration of the day that we returned to Atlanta as a family of four.  A year.



  1. DD said,

    What a wonderful way to welcome this anniversary for all of you. Congratulations on this moment and so many more heart filling ones in the fugure.

  2. DD said,

    (yeah…that’s supposed to be “future”…)

  3. JessPond said,

    I’m so happy that K is so loving!! What a real blessing for your family day!! πŸ™‚

  4. Jenn said,

    A year already? Wow… You are so lucky Erin… so very happy for you!

  5. My Reality said,


  6. Dana said,

    He must be through the worst of the grieving!

  7. Krista said,

    I can’t believe it is a year already. What a sweet boy and what an amazing breakthrough. Although it is hard for me to understand, I can imagine that such affection signifies a huge healing for someone who has been through so much change while so young.

  8. Alex said,

    Your second paragraph made me tear up. what a wonderful gift he is giving you.
    Happy Anniversary πŸ™‚

  9. Irish Girl said,

    Wow, wonderful! πŸ™‚

  10. Betty M said,

    I’m so happy you are getting the snuggles.

  11. congratulations. that is the best feeling in the world.

  12. lucky2 said,

    What an amazing way to look foraard to your 1 year celebration.

  13. Jennifer said,

    It’s so great to see that life is settling in, after all that you both have gone through. Congrats on this milestone, and on your anniversary!

  14. Ellen K. said,

    Almost a year — how wonderful!

  15. beagle said,

    What a wonderful post!
    And a year . . . wow . . . both these things make me smile. (And I’m living in the booger zone today.)

  16. Rebel said,

    I am sorry I missed your big day!!!
    Thanks for letting me share in your journey!!
    I gave you an award!!

  17. Christy said,

    How wonderful and tender and precious. I can’t believe it’s almost been a year!

  18. docgrumbles said,


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