So as Travis and I frequently reflect on this week one year ago, we are met with many emotions. And yes, just as we celebrate the day we met our children, we also want to celebrate and remember this day. There is much discussion in the adoption community regarding the term "Gotcha Day" as it is met with many different emotions and has a rather negative connotation. For me, I feel each family should do what is best for theirs. For us, we choose to celebrate Family Day, May 23rd, the day we were united together at a small Tennessee airport. Because for us, the sweetest moments came when we met our son AND when we reunited with our oldest two children bringing our family together as five. Our first night together as Hurley's, family of five, was the first time we saw our youngest son break into a huge smile. He was with his brother and sister and he was oh so happy!
May 23, 2014
May 23, 2015
"And the greatest of these is LOVE!"