I'm so often overwhelmed by the love I have for my children. It is a love that can never fully be described. Their sweet words, gentle hugs, and sloppy kisses make my heart overflow. I can think of nothing I would rather be doing than being the mom of my sweet boys.
And for me, the amazing beauty of adoption also overwhelms me. It not only made me a mom but it truly changed me. It has given me a totally new perspective on the love of Christ. I often wish more people would have a chance (or choose the chance) to experience adoption - it is quite simply, indescribable. It's an experience that fills my heart with joy, makes me smile, and brings tears to my eyes - all at the same time.
Genetics don't create families, God creates families. How thankful I am for the children He chose for us and for the incredible journeys that brought us all together. And my heart rejoices each time I learn of another child being given the gift of a family and another family being given the gift of a family-less child to love and raise.
I guess I get especially reflective this time of year as we celebrate the family days (finalizations) of all of our boys and especially overwhelmed with gratitude for adoption. The sweet book about adoption that I read to the boys this morning didn't help either. :) How blessed I am.