On Saturday, July 13th, I finally heard 4 words I have waited what feels like eons to hear! I was putting Daniel to bed and I said "I love you D" and he said "I love you Ommy!"!!!!! :) We have prompted him to say I love you before this, and earlier in the week he told my husband he loved him without any prompting, this was the first time he said it to me. I can't tell you the amazing feeling to hear my child say that. Of course I knew that he loved us and we loved him, but it is such a special thing to hear your child say it. B and E would say "luv oo" really early on so it wasn't something I waited for in the same way. It was really special then too, it's just different situations.
With a more difficult transition than I think we fully expected, with attachment being quite an ongoing process over the past year + and with all of the craziness in our move right now (Saturday marked the end of the 6th week of traveling/being without a home as we are in the process of moving) this was such an amazing blessing! D is doing so much better than I ever expected during this crazy time and I am so thankful to God's awesome provision for all of us.
On a completely different note - I am celebrating that my friends B and J along with their older son will be traveling to bring home their younger son in August! This news has made me over the moon happy! Adoptions in Korea have been way less predictable than we ever could have imagined, so I am so thankful that they are finally able to travel!!! Praise God!