December 27, 2007

Child of my Heart...


Child of the world,
Into my heart you came
Bringing sun into my life,
Making family our name.

This figurine at right was AB's gift to me on Christmas morning, touching my heart more than I can convey here. Pictures of the ugly cry that ensued while trying to open the package and realizing what was inside are below. Even though I had never asked for this, I had seen it several times in stores and actually went to the trouble of getting weepy every time. Simply because of what it would mean to me to have my babies in my arms, footy pajamas and all. How I long for that so much!

Calling all adoptive Moms: Run don't walk. I looked it up on the internet so I can pass along the "wheredidyagetit": You can purchase them at the major Greeting Card chains, or on the web at Willow Tree.

And just so you all know, here is the reason it was made per the website and the creator, making it all the more special to Anton and I:

"Child of my Heart is a tall figurine of a woman holding a young child in her arms. The mother and child have different hair and skin color, subtly implying that they may not be related by blood. The piece was inspired by a friend of Susan’s who adopted an Asian child. However, the adoption reference does not prevent this piece from being meaningful for any parent and child. The sentiment for the piece is a love poem to a child. It may speak especially clearly to someone who has or is planning to adopt, as it refers to welcoming a long-awaited child into a family."

And so here come the pictures (ugly crying took place after the last picture when I had to put the kabosh on picture taking):

Ok, this is curious - what could it be?

Ok, AB - I PROMISE I'm not peaking!!

Well, I'm gonna have to look because this is taped like something my Grandma wrapped!

O.M.G. - I know what this is! I just peaked at it and I know what this is...I've seen it before...OMG, OMG...stop...here come the waterworks...

Oh crap! Now I'm blubbering and AB is just snapping all kinds of bad pictures of the ugly cry. Great. Now I'll have to blog them because I have no self respect...

Still crying. I love this. It's absolutely my favorite gift from AB. Hands down.
How well he knows me...

Ok, love of my life. ENOUGH pictures of me crying - step away from the camera!


6 comments :

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

That is adorable...
Thanks for the info on where you got it...
LOVE IT...
Made me tear up...
AB is awesome...
Hugs to you girly..

Andrea said...

Aww, you made me tear up too! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Lisa, Doug & Briana said...

I have that figurine! It is proudly displayed on my mantle. My mom gave it to me - yep, I had the ugly cry too!

Happy 2008 to you!

Erin said...

I never realized that that one said that! I have seen it a lot but never really looked at it. My brother got me Angel of Mine and I love it but I think I will have to go out and get me this one. I love Willow Tree (obviously!) and I know you do, too. AB is so wonderful and thoughtful. Tell him I said great job! Love you!!!!!!

Andrew & Stephanie said...

I just saw that very figurine before Christms and teard up with I read what it said.... THEN... your blog made me tear up. :) What a sweet hubby you have.

Kudo said...

I love mine too it is a reminder of all the love I have to give. Happy New Year. This is going to be your year.