Friday, September 3, 2010

The Joy of Adoption

Adoption is a process of a lot of joy, a lot of sadness, a lot of being unsecure, a lot of being uncomfortable, and a lot of leaving what you want to do what He wants.

It is amazing to say the least.

When we waited what felt like forever for Anna Grace I never knew how fast that wait would disappear the moment I held her in my arms.


From that moment on I have been HEAD OVER HEELS in LOVE. She did amazingly well. Adjusted perfectly, none of the "terrors" that you hear about happened with her. She was our daughter and we all were just head over heels with our Princess.

If you ever want to know what love is, just adopt a child. I am telling you. I love Anna Grace and Andrew more than my own life.

After 3 years of praying for Andrew, looking at his picture, waiting, and the 2 hours in a hotel room waiting by the door to bring us our son/brother, I never imagined that the wait would disappear in the same way with Anna Grace, but it did. The moment he walked to me and I held him in my arms the world seemed to stop. And I fell in love all over again.

 Andrew's transition was harder than Anna Grace's but he truly did amazingly. He showed that his name meaning "Strong and Courageous" could not have been more true. He left everything he had ever known, with people he did not know, and did very well. I am not going to lie and say everything was "Perfect" but God for sure had his hand on Andrew, Our family, and our Adoption. We were blessed.

Adoption is truly one of the most amazing things I have ever experienced in my life.

It forever changed me

I am so thankful that God allowed me to be a part of the crazy, wonderful, passionate, sad, happy, miracle, and the JOY that has come with Adoption.

I have been forever blessed with two precious blessings that make me who I am.

I love you Twinados ;)


2 comments:

Melanie said...

This reminds me what we talked about today =)
Sometimes it isn't easy but their endure so much for their age and yet they are (as you said about Andrew) strong and courageous!!
Love this post, and your siblings are adorable =)

Kristi said...

Aston,
Oh how blessed these two are to have a sister who adores them so. I pray that you and many other older siblings who have experienced this miracle of family building yourselves will awaken the younger generation to do something about the thousands of children around the world waiting for a family to call their own.