......and we THANK YOU.
When it is still.
When it is quiet.
When the chaos calms.
When we look around.
When we see with our hearts.
When we breath deeply.
......We thank you.
It seems as though we have not really had a deep breath since our adoptions....
..and now we have been home for four months with Victoria.
We have had a steep learning curve.
Diagnosis were familiar with but with the added "bonus" of little medical care and little to no early childhood stimulation....
All of a sudden these familiar diagnosis/medical issues become a whole new ball game:
Failure to Thrive
Tetralogy of Fallot
And through it all. When we have a chance to breath.
We Thank You.
Adoption is a long, difficult journey.
The expense of adoption is overwhelming.
Parenting all children is a constant test of wisdom, patience and faith.
Parenting children from hard places takes that to a whole new level.
And through it all. When the chaos calms.
We Thank you.
Every unexpected gift.
Every kind word.
Every time you give Grace when we have failed.
Every moment you rejoice with us in the small victories.
We THANK YOU.
Do you know?
Do you understand?
We truly could not have done this without you.
Please know that.
Many of you we have never met, will never know...yet you have literally changed our lives.
Look at these photos....and take a moment of PRIDE, because without YOU there would be no "THEM"