I can’t even get over the beauty of these stories. They are precious and sacred, and I’m so honored to even get to read them. I’m overwhelmed, this morning, by what adoption is to me. I feel so incredibly blessed by the path my own life has taken through the adoption of my own children. Adoption truly is beauty through the ashes, it’s the ultimate redemption. There is pain from all sides, yes. And to ignore that or to brush it aside is doing all of us a disservice. BUT, the joy that comes through that pain’the absolute privilege it is to walk the path of adoption alongside our children’s first mamas, alongside our own communities, and as advocates and warriors for our children’there just isn’t anything better. My heart is overflowing with love and astonishment that I get to do this every single day. Thank you for sharing these amazing stories. The first is from a sweet family whose precious girl is about to be ONE!. I love getting to watch these babies turn into beautiful little people! The second is a little reflection from a family currently in the wait. And the third is from an awesome family who adopted their daughter five years ago (oh my goodness, how the time FLIES!)? Enjoy!
As I said at the start of my last post, I can’t even get through the uploading of these stories without tears. Thank you, beautiful, beautiful people for sharing this with me. For letting me be part of your journey. Love to you and your precious families!