How is that possible? As I sat down to write this post, the words did not come. I wondered if maybe I hadn’t processed the year, but I don’t think that’s it. I think that the year is indescribable, and only a few would actually get it even if I did get it into words. So, when I think of this last year, this is what comes to mind.

foreigners. big city. strange smells. autumn. crowded streets. nerves. first glimpse. sorrow. loss. heartwrenching. gain. exhaustion. busy boy. strength. fear. trust. relief. hard. independence. will. capable. doubt. strong. frustrated. confusion. barriers. intelligent. sweet. all boy. rough. hulksmash. stubborn. tickles. cuddles. sick. love. healing. joy. change. words. songs. new. siblings. mama. appa. daddy. growth. problem solver. smirks. smiles. tears. belly laughs. ours. comfort. blessed. wanted. belong. chosen. home…    FAMILY

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He’s been through a lot this last year, and all in all, he’s doing great!  If I were to describe him in 1 word, I’d have to say “strong”.


We love you, Reid Jun-Su Matthias Mahoney.  We are so glad you are ours.