I don’t think about Bella’s adoption as often as I used to. When we first brought her home, I would just stare at her while rocking her to sleep, in awe of how miraculously God made me her mama through the beauty of adoption. I am still deeply passionate about adoption, but to be honest, it’s not something I think about everyday. Partly, I believe that is a good thing. Because Bella is so perfectly woven into the thread of our family, I don’t look at her and think “adopted”, I look at her and think “my own”. Also, I’m just so busy in the day to day of being her mom, that I don’t often get to reflect on just how mind-blowing it is that I GET to be her mom! So I am grateful for moments when I am taken aback at how wonderful, how beautiful and how miraculous adoption is.
This past week we had the pleasure of spending some time with Bella’s birth sister. She is so, so special to us. She was there the day Bella was born and she was a vital part of the story of uniting us to Bella. Whenever we spend time together, my heart is so full as I reflect on how amazing this story is. That God brought together a toddler girl a state away and a couple who thought they were waiting for a baby boy. That God put us on the hearts of those who loved and cared for Bella most and that they boldly reached out to us believing that we would make the best parents for her. That Bella has the continued love and us and her birth family. It’s all pretty amazing, isn’t it?!
Hope this makes your Monday bright! Miracles do happen my friends for we have seen them!