when God lead us to adoption years ago,
we really didn't have the
knowledge and education
to really understand where our daughter was coming from.
We had read all the books,
we had gone to training,
we had talked to other parents...
"that's so sad for them, our child wont be like that"
We knew she had been abandoned,
she had been neglected,
she had been malnourished,
she experienced trauma.
But Jailyn was a sweet baby who wanted to be held,
wanted to be loved,
made eye contact.
All was good.
our eyes were opened to the horror our children
have been through as we welcomed
our "older" children into our family.
(not that a baby can't know trauma either -
we just didn't experience it with Jailyn as a baby)
A friend shared this video on fb today
and I'd like to share it with y'all too.
There are days that are hard.
Days that I just want to get them all in the car
and buckle them up -
(car rides seem to sooth my kids and me)
But, days that are hard -
are days that also give us opportunity to
hug each other tighter,
express feelings and emotions,
love more deeply!
Days can be hard -
but ohhh sooooo worth it!
I'd totally do it again...
oh, wait -
we are doing it again!