Friday, July 16, 2010

Adoption Day...

This adoption adventure was not included in our master plan.  Dirty diapers, pureed beets and a crying kid were not on our radar.  Mind you, we had thought about adoption but not seriously.  At 40 and 43 something clicked and it became the right time.  Old dreams were abandoned and priorities quickly shifted following the words, "let's adopt."  A very different and new way of life emerged overnight.  I can honestly say, we are not the same people we were two years ago.  

I call to mind the words of E.M Forster,  "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."  These are powerful words because you never know what awaits around a hidden corner. 

2 comments:

Mickey said...

Congrats! I completely agree that becoming parents totally changes you in almost every single way. You're the same person as before, but not quite.

Mark said...

Guys, I am so happy for you and I apologize for not seeing this sooner. We were at the beach for a couple of days. I love Adoption Day and even though you were a family from the start, it's now official and I know what a great feeling that can be. Now get working on kid #2! Your eggs aren't getting any younger you know. Your Friend, m.