Tuesday, November 15, 2011

National Adoption Month

November a month to be thankful, a month to reflect, and for us a month to think about how our little ones came to be part of our family.  This is National Adoption Month.  Both of our five year old came in different ways to us. Different backgrounds, different counties but both needing a family.  My heart is passionate about adoption.  I would adopt again and again if I could.  This is not to say it has always been easy.  I remember when Andy came the rejection I felt as a Mom to not be able to console him.  I remember about learning about cleft lip and walking our way through surgery and starting speech therapy.  Katie is asking more questions and they are not easy to answer for truly we don't know the answers.  I have learned that love of the heart is wide and deep.  My love for these two is no different than that of Riley and Brianna.  It is an amazing love.  I write this for the person out there thinking of adoption.  It is a ride that is so worth it all.  For us who have adopted there is that little pull in our hearts telling us to keep going forward.  It is at night when I kiss them in there warm cuddly beds knowing how many children worldwide received no kiss tonight.  For that reason alone I will always be passionate for kids who need somewhere to call home and family. 


The Girl said...

You have a beautiful family. I can't imagine four more amazing and beautiful kids :) I admire your family for opening its collective heart to welcome Katie and Andy into your lives!

I think about adoption, fairly often actually. The clock is on snooze, after all, and I'm not gettin' much younger! I love reading about how your family has grown and evolved, and how each member of it has changed each year. Gives me hope that someday *I* will have a family too!

Just wish we were closer (distance-wise) so I could get to know your kids! I love that you share them on FB though!! It's been amazing watching them grow up from afar :)

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