He really liked them! He knows the sign for "more" and was definitely using it when he was done with his first biscuit.
We also got to meet with Hudson's birth family last week to celebrate Hudson's bd. They now read our blog, so they have given me permission to post pictures of their family and say their names.
Here are some great pictures from our little party at Fudruckers.
Mama Jasmine, Yvonne (Maw-G to Hudson), and Uncle Jordan
They love Hudson so much, and we're thankful that as Hudson grows up, he will know he is loved, not only by us, but by his first family as well. It makes my heart happy to know Hudson will always know the people who loved him enough to consider his needs as more important than their own. I'm always amazed by them, and forever grateful.
I sat in that restaurant, listening to our two families laughing, telling stories...the kids playing, and I thought of how good this is...how healthy.
For those of you who have followed our whole adoption story, you can understand, when I say that adoption, for all its beauty can be complex.
Adoption is incredible.
But I will say, this morning, as I was laying in bed...thinking, before any of the boys made their first peeps, my mind thought of Hudson...how today is his birthday, how much I love him, how blessed we are that he's ours, that we get the privilege of raising this little man.
I was thinking about how one year ago...I held his tiny body in my arms, and met him for the very first time.
I had waited so long.
My heart overflowed with joy and wonder...meeting Hudson was pure magic.
But I can't think of Hudson's birthday long, before my mind thinks of his first family.
One year ago today, they placed this precious baby in my arms, and began grieving.
Today we celebrate Hudson's life.
Hudson has taught me about the beauty of real life...about honesty...about love.
We love you, Hudson. All of us. What a happy boy you are. You bring such happiness to this home. We're silly in love with you little man!
And we love you, Jasmine, Yvonne and Jordan. I pray this day is a sweet one for you as you rest in God's plan, His goodness, and His way of taking everything broken, and making it "all better." We celebrate your sacrificial love for Hudson.
Thank you for giving us this child, and giving us so many things to celebrate today.