Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Overwhelming Love

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.


kitzkazventure said...

So, So sweet! I was thinking along similar lines this morning. God is good. AND, your boys and their mom making quite a smashing fall pic! :)

Heather said...

very blessed indeed.

Anonymous said...

Amen! I agree with your point about how adoption has changed my perspective on Christi's love for me. When we adopted our girls, they did nothing to make me love them; I just took them in my arms. Likewise, I could do nothing to make God love me; He took me in his arms and adopted me because he chose to. Amazing love!

Great picture!

Mama10EE said...

Beautiful post.

Jodee Leader said...

Hooray for adoption! You are soooo blessed!

Micah said...

Well written, Alaina, and amen! Adoption is a beautiful thing.