One month

This morning Bruk and I woke up with an extra hour of play time (Thank you Day light Savings!) Drew consistently gives me time to sleep in during the mornings, so today was his turn.

Bruk and I looked out the window for a while, which is his favorite “pass time” in the mornings. We talked about the trees and the grass and the cars in the parking lot. After discussing the colors and the sounds that the outside makes we proceeded to play with every single toy (and non-toy) in kitchen and living room. Bruk is a typical one year old, who loves to learn by touching and licking and then throwing it to see how far or hard it will hit the ground. Sometimes I’ve had enough of all that, but this morning was just simply amazing to watch him. Everything is so new to him and the simplest of things in life are so incredible. He smiles at the chair leg as he tries to wiggle it. The amazement in his eyes as he watches the truck vroom across the carpet is so refreshing. Even the dripping sound of my chai he just spilt all over the floor makes me tear up. Life is so simple and wonderful to him. It makes me watch and appreciate all that life has for us together.

We turned on some music and danced around a bit and then I picked him up and we slow danced in our PJ’s for as long as he would let me hold him. A song came on called “One thing remains”. It talks about how God will always remain. After all the hurt and pain and confusion that life sometimes brings. His love remains. My eyes welled up with tears just thinking of what the past two years have been for Drew and I. There has been a lot of hurt and confusion during this process. BUT NOW- I look at this sweet little boy as we twirl around and think- Look at what God did. Bruk is here in the flesh and happy as ever. I understand that there will be many more trials in life and things that just plain hurt  to the bone. But one thing remains, and for that I am so grateful.

Today is Bruks one month anniversary of being home with us. What a gift to have such a beautiful moment with him this morning. I love him so much and cant help but sing it out loud to you today!

Thanks for reading 🙂




  1. jules · November 4, 2012

    Your pure JOY creates a smile and more JOY—thank you for sharing……I love hearing your LOVE!!!! It is a gift –LIFE; that is meant to be shared; and the ribbon—is JOY!!! Keep opening your gifts… much more awaits those that seek!!!!


  2. Jaime · November 4, 2012

    This was truly beautiful. Thank you for sharing your heart like you do. One of the many things I love about u:) keep twirling with the awesome little boy that God has given u!


  3. Debby · November 4, 2012

    Cassie hat is beautiful…I love you daughter of my heart!


  4. Karen · November 4, 2012

    You made me tear up. You are already such a good mommy.


  5. Momma Marianne · November 5, 2012

    It is 4:47 am in Michigan. I have been up extra early because if daylight savings time so I had time to read your post. Tears in my eyes after reading. I love all of you so much. You never stop learning through your children’s eyes. I still learn new things from you every day, and I am more proud every day to call you my child.


  6. Marianne · November 5, 2012

    I guess I did not press post comment. Let’s try this again. It was 4:47 am and I had been awake since 4 due to the time change so I decided to go on facebook. Cassie, you explained so brilliantly how so many parents feel, and I know this because of you and Brad. The lucky part, is that although you are not a child anymore, I still continue to watch the world through your eyes – and I would not have it any other way. I love you.
    Momma Marianne


  7. Diana Eisner · November 5, 2012

    So sweet Cassie! You are already such a good momma! Enjoy all of those special moments. 🙂


  8. Jenny Van Houten · November 5, 2012

    A prayer of thanks:

    Thank you, Lord for bringing new mercies every morning. God you are so good. Thank you for letting all things work together for our good. Thank you for the sweet blessing of little Bruk, his laughter, his curiosity, his love! We praise you for reminding us of Your love for us through this adoption –through Drew and Cassie’s relentless love as they pursued their son–and now he is in the shelter of their arms, and of course Yours! Amen!


  9. Jennifer · November 20, 2012

    Hi, I was searching for adoption fundraising t-shirts for men and a picture of your shirt came up. My husband and I are in the process of adopting a little girl from Ethiopia. I was wondering if you would allow us to use your design to print up t-shirts to sell at our local church? (Southaven, MS) We would not sell them online so it would not interfere with your fundraising in any way. We are just trying to find ways to raise funds for our adoption, thanks for taking the time to read this! Jennifer


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