Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Surrounded by Life

Interesting day with interesting thoughts. You may not find this interesting at all, but I am writing these thoughts down so I will remember them one day

I spent the afternoon at a baby shower for 2 coworkers, one is due with a little boy in about 3 weeks and the other mom to be is due in 6 weeks with a surprise baby! At the shower were babies of all ages, and a brand new one, just 2 weeks old! It was wonderful to visit with coworkers outside of work.

I met a new friend there who has adopted 5 children (1 domestic, 2 from China, 1 from Ethiopia and 1 from Russia)!!! While she was talking to me, she said "I forgot babies come this way as well". She is so involved in the adoption world she said sometimes she forgets that some babies come home from the hospital. I got home today checking blogs and another blogger said the same thing.

So I started thinking, to us adoption will mean the beginning of our family. As simple as that sounds, the more I dwell on that fact and I think, that's pretty cool!

Seriously, I have said this before, we are just in the waiting stage but adoption has brought so many new things to our lives. I can not even begin to describe all the things we have learned, the doors that have opened, the people we have met, the things God has been teaching us..

Seriously,

this adoption thing rocks!

9 comments:

Susan and Dan said...

Amy
You are such an inspiration and I so much enjoy reading your thoughts, keep them coming! You help so many families, I know God is weaving an incredible story in your lives! Look forward to catching up at FF.

Shelly & Family! said...

You know, Amy, I have had the same thought so many times...especially when it seems that all my friends seem to be expecting and all of our talks center around on giving birth or being pregnant. Being that Francesca is our first daughter who we adopted from China and now we are waiting for Sofia...it is so hard for me to imagine what it is to be pregnant and all that other stuff that we don't have to go through...

Isn't the way our daughters came/will come into our lives just so beautiful!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

I love your post...
That is sooo true...
I love the fact that my 2nd daughter is coming into our family by adoption..
I love her sooo much ... and it is the same..
By tummy or by HEART..
Hugs to you my friend...

Janet said...

I agree....it really does rock!

Our Family said...

i was having the smae thought yesterday about adoption an fertility. It is truly an amazing journey that you have entered and when you "come home" from the "hospital" with your bundle of joy it will be as magical as any place you could have had her.

Good Luck,
Eva and Sara

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

I am with you my friend. Adoption is one of the greatest gifts of our lives...long before Claire is in our arms.

Janelle said...

Your post reminds me a bit of a cartoon I once saw. Shows a lady with a preggie belly & someone observing, "Oh, too bad - you couldn't adopt!"

Kids are wonderful no matter how they join your family!

Margaret Miracle said...

Amy,
You have such a way with words. I love this post. I think it is interesting how us adoptive Mom's find each other in different situations to have conversations that are so validating.

Mob said...

How neat for you to meet that woman. Wow 5 kids. How cool is that. It seems that whenever I get together with other Moms the subject always goes to labor/delivery? I am trying to start an adoptive parents group in my area.