Saturday, November 17, 2007

Official Baldwin Family Day

What is it?

Today is the 10th anniversary of our own family holiday. We call it Family Day.
Each year we celebrate how we all became one family...through marriage, birth
and adoption. It doesn't always have to be elaborate or expensive...sometimes
it's just spending time together. When November 17th lands during the week we
pull the kids out of school, take the day off and clear the schedule of any
other appointments. This is a sacred sabattical from outside "stuff". It is our
family day.

How did it start?

On November 17, 1997 a little 5-month old baby boy entered our home and became our son. We had only known about him for three days and had just met him for the first time the previous day. He was a gift of grace to our marriage and our family and his name was "Laughter", or "Isaac".

(pictured fr. left to rt.: Melissa, Desiree, Isaac's birthmom-holding him, and Larry)


deichmans said...

Happy Baldwin Family Day! :-)

travis said...

happy family day! i think you have a few more family members in your house today, right? i'm so glad matt, shannon, dakota and shaye get to share it with you.

Anonymous said...

Oh, happy day!!
We love you guys!

Betsy said...

What a lovely tradition! Thank you for sharing!

I found your blog through Shelley's and have been enjoying reading it. You might remember me -I babysat across the street from you for the past two summers so I am well-acquainted with your wonderful son.

My husband and I will hopefully be travelling in the next couple of months to bring home our first two children from Ethiopia. You're welcome to check them out on my blog:

Good luck with the move!
- Betsy