Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ty's Birthday Wishes to his 1st Mama

Now that Ty is talking and understanding more, we've been sharing greater depths of his birth story and talking a lot about the day he was born and how Rebekah lovingly carried him in her belly for so many months. It's her birthday, so I had Ty send along some birthday wishes, tonight. In the video, Ty refers to Rebekah as his first mama. This is the first time he's used that phrase and it makes me so proud! To hear and see such affection displayed in Ty is reassuring that we're doing an okay job.

Happy Birthday, sweet friend!!

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15 comments:

  1. Oh, my heart. That is just too too sweet.

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  2. Aw, that kills me. So sweet. He just seems so grown up!! Love his little vocab, too. Precious boy you have there!

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  3. Lol, SO cute! I love his "first mom come back" comment. That's just too much wonderfulness for me! And I also love the "I need them. Go get them." LOL!! Such a fun age!

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  4. What an amazing testimony to how you love Rebekah and have shown Ty how to love an accept all the people in his life that love him. We just adopted our daughter (she's 6 weeks now) and I think about how to lovingly show her how to love her birth mom and dad and whole extended family, who we have a relationship with. It's such a blessing and privilege to get to teach our kids that.

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  5. You know, as I go through the process of adoption I wonder what we should call our birthparents in front of our child. To say "birth" mother would raise questions about birth itself and at Ty's age I wouldn't want to explain the birds and the bees. "Biological" seems too big of a word but even "first" mom doesn't sound right. It implies you're second and may also imply there would be more moms to come after you, like a third and a fourth mom, at least from a child's way of thinking. "Real" mom to me is inappropriate and something I would never use because to me we're both real. Neither mother is fake. My social worker recommended using "biological" but I was wondering whether you and Ben struggled with the same ideas of introducing adoption terms to Ty.

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  6. Obi clawed at me to get in my lap and see his cousin on the computer... he loves watching the videos you put up of Ty....

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  7. My heart just welled up with love watching this video. (And my eyes with tears too, but that's normal.)

    That little guy is so stinkin' cute, and your love for him and Miss Rebekah is so transparent and beautiful.

    As always, I think you guys are the greatest!

    -LisaAnne

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  8. Sweet, smart, wonderful, loving... Handsome little guy you have there... Aaww..

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  9. What a sweet birthday greeting. It is so cute. I love you Ty.

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  10. He's got the cutest little voice!

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  11. Adorable as always. You have done such a wonderful job with everything!

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  12. What a sweetie Ty is! Love hearing his voice and seeing his big smile!

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  13. Happy Adoption Awareness Month! As a fellow adoption advocate we thought you would enjoy taking part in Open Portrait, a blog that is painting a portrait of open adoption through photos, videos, and quotes. We would love you to participate and help spread the word! http://www.openportrait.tumblr.com

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  14. He is so beautiful! Thank you for this lovely blog!

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