Bless this family brought together by Your goodness.
Watch over this home.
Guard those who dwell within.
Let their paths which started apart blend together
into one road lightened by your Love.
Help this family who adopted each other to dwell together in joy.
Keep ever kindled the warmth of their loving home.
~Mary Tobin (San Francisco Examiner 1962-1977)
When asked why we wanted to adopt my answer is always the same..."because we wanted to add more to our family and this is the way we want to grow." There is nothing more in life that makes me happier than to be surrounded by family and to give that to a child is priceless.
Biological, step, adopted or whatever...family is everything in life.
This picture is a moment that was captured where we were all just staring at this new joy in home, in fact this picture is pretty much what life is like around here...we just sit and stare with huge smiles on our faces at our daughter, our sister, our grand daughter, our cousin. The adoption of our little cricket has changed every person in each our families in ways none of us knew could happen. Life has taken on a new hue you could say and yes it can happen when a biological child is brought into a family, but a child brought into a family through adoption is life changing in a very positive way. At least for our family.
Many have asked us since our family has grown if we will do it again...of course it's asked with slight hesitation because all know of our trails and tribulations of the wait. The answer, is a resounding yes. Tomorrow, yesterday, next week, next month, last month...yes, yes, yes. And the reaction is always the same..."you'd go through that wait again!!?? Are you nuts!" For our cricket, yes in a heartbeat! but for our next family member God has different plans for us and we will wait for His timing to bring us together. Whether our next wait is months or years, we know there is a very special child who longs for a family just as much as our family longs to bring him or her home. I look forward to the day!
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