Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Celebrating 2 Years!

This past Saturday marked Titus' second Adoption Day! We took our sweet little 2 3/4 month old baby to court and after a few questions, our motion was granted. A VERY happy day and for all of you adoptive friends - always a big relief. :)

Our Court Day - November 6, 2008
It still amazes me that in 5 months we wents from considering beginning the process for #3 to finalizing the adoption of our wonderful baby boy. It seemed like a seamless process on the surface - though much of it was far from it - a very emotional journey.
Our first picture as a family of five!
We remain indebted to Titus' beautiful birthmom. I had an unexpected chance to speak with her recently for the first time since Ty's birth and it was a wonderful conversation that I will carry forever in my heart - needless to day, I ended up in tears. She and I will always be his two moms - we share a unique bond, an unusual bond, a bond that transcends background, culture, and expectation.

I like this poignant poem which expresses many of my thoughts.

THE LEGACY OF AN ADOPTED CHILD

Once there were two women who never knew each other.
One you do not remember, the other you call Mother.

Two different lives shaped to make you one.
One became your guiding star, the other became your sun.

The first one gave you life, and the second taught you to live it.
The first gave you a need for love. The second was there to give it.

One gave you a nationality. The other gave you a name.
One gave you a talent. The other gave you aim.

One gave you emotions. The other calmed your fears.
One saw your first sweet smile. The other dried your tears.

One sought for you a home that she could not provide.
The other prayed for a child and her hope was not denied.

And now you ask me, through your tears,
the age-old question unanswered through the years.
Heredity or environment, which are you a product of?
Neither, my darling. Neither. Just two different kinds of Love.

© Author Unknown
 
Just a few weeks ago - a very sweet, happy, active 2 - year old! A wonderful son - such a blessing!


7 comments:

Megan said...

Such a sweet, precious gift from God! It's fun to see the picture of all 5 of you again. :)

minime0910 said...

He is so beautiful!!! How blessed you are to have him!!! Erin

Margaret said...

So glad he's part of our family.

liz nelson said...

what would we do without this guy?:) life wouldn't be the same without a nephew like him.:) this poem makes me feel teary.

Jennifer M said...

Congrats you guys! He is so beautiful!

Lisa said...

What a blessing he is and what a tremendous gift to be able to maintain a relationship in some way with his birth mom.

Like you I think of the 2 courageous, loving and selfless Mamas who, through a variety of circumstances, found they could not parent our 2 miracles; I like to imagine they walk beside us and always I hope that they would know peace that their babies are cherished, adored and deeply loved.

Congratulations to you all!

Thad and Ann said...

What a sweet little guy! Congratulations! :)