Friday, June 22, 2007

Parenting


Lately I've been overwhelmed with the magnitude of being Calvin and Patrick's mom...overwhelmed in a good way! I can't believe God chose me to be their mom - I feel so undeserving and so honored. It's amazing to me that God bridged miles and miles, crossed language barriers and cultural differences to unite us as a family. He hand-picked us to be together! Adoption isn't 2nd best - it's just different. I wish everyone understood that - it is so discouraging to be the receiver of thoughtless comments and assumptions. Adoption is simply another beautiful way of having children.

Yes, adoption is a passion for me - don't mind my ranting. :) We adoptive parents tend to be a sensitive bunch; we have taken a road less travelled, less understood but every bit as wonderful. Whether parents through biology, adoption, or both, we are ALL on an incredible journey of a lifetime.
I love my kids! I can't imagine my life without them; it seems they have been with us forever! Isn't God awesome?

2 comments:

Micah & Brad said...

Thank you for this post. I love it. I've heard the same sort of things from my friends who have had miscarriages. They said people will say things like, "Well, there's always next month" or "There was probably just something wrong with the baby".

I've talked to plenty of people that have had both biological children and adopted children, and to them one "way" was not any better than the other. They had the very same amount of love for each of the children God gave to them - no matter which way God chose to bless them.

You have two beautiful little boys that are so blessed to have you for a Mommy :)

Jen said...

That was so great Lains and I am SO happy that God gave you guys two beautiful boys. I know it was a hard road but God's grace is sufficient isn't it? "....immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine....."

I hope some day God allows me to adopt as well. Thanks for sharing your heart....