Just a year ago there was a a couple dreaming of a family. All the paper work had been completed... the classes had been taken... the car seat and crib were ready, and it was time to wait. Time to wait to be chosen. Time to wait to be given the gift of a child. Time to wait to become a family. Time to wait for a dream to be realized.
Then the phone rings and they hear the voice on the line say, "We have a baby for you. You have been chosen to be the adoptive parents of a little boy." Can you even imaging receiving that phone call? What an amazing thing... what an amazing gift! Then imagine if you heard the caller's next words, "...and he was born today. Can you come now for your son?"
Over night you are a mom... over night you are a dad... over night, you have your dream, and you have your family! This family has so much to be thankful for. I was honored meet the family behind this story and and take photos of their family now that their son is 1 year old. I am grateful to them for giving me a gentle reminder of some of the things about FAMILY I am thankful for this year.
I am thankful for the security that a child feels with a parent.
I am thankful for kiddos and bright eyes.
I am thankful for the joy that a young child brings to parents.
I am thankful for mothers.
I am thankful for young and inquisitive minds that are always exploring.
I am thankful for big smiles and new teeth.
I am thankful for fathers.
I am thankful for faithful friends (even when that friend is a teddy bear).
I am thankful for family.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!