Today I am so very overwhelmed by the love that I have for the most beautiful girl I know, Madison. She is my precious miracle and I can't imagine life without her. How grateful I am to be her mom. She brings so much life into our home. She has an infectious laugh. She has a strong personality and is so sure of herself. She has a precious, tender side that she has really shown to me lately. I had a rough day the other day and she came to me a stroked my hair and asked "Ok, mama?" How could I not be ok with such a wonderful little girl? I am so very, very blessed! She loves her little brother and likes to make him smile and laugh. She is a social butterfly and asks to play with her friends every day. She has a great imagination and it is fun to watch it develop and see the things she does. I am so grateful for my little princess!!! I love you Madi!!!
This month is National Adoption Awareness month. Adoption is something that is VERY close to my heart. So, when I saw a FB post from The R House I had to join in. Not sure if you noticed, but to the right I have added a section to help our friends find their baby. Matt and Eve are my first. They are our neighbors and a couple that we have bonded with since moving into our ward because they have had some of the same experiences. If you are adopting or their is someone you know that is and they would like their blog linked, I am totally happy to do that. I think the stats are that 80% of birth parents find their adoptive couples via the internet. Leave a comment and I will happily promote your blog/webpage.
One of the things that I love about adoption is the bond that is created among those effected by it. Each individual adoption is so unique and so different and yet when you meet others that have adopted or placed a child there is an instant love and connection with them like you know them. I love to hear and read other people's stories and have thought a lot lately about writing our adoption story. Maybe that will be my goal for the month. :D