What does Thanksgiving make you think about? As an adoptive mother it brings tears to my eyes to think about the gratitude in my heart that I have for a very special lady that allowed one of my biggest dreams to come true…the dream of being a mom! There were several years that we attended family Thanksgiving celebrations and would hear comments like, “when are you going to start your family” or “you guys sure are taking your time.” We had not shared with them the deep desire to grow our family and the trials we were going through at that very moment in time! After a few years it was clear that adoption was the answer to growing our family. We were very excited for the first time in a long time that we could become three!
When we first spoke with Family to Family the ladies there were nice and so understanding! It was amazing. It was not long before we were matched and our Princess was born in the fall of that year. In our situation we do not have regular communication with the lady that I hold dear to my heart, our daughters birthmother, but there is not a single day that goes by that she doesn’t cross my mind. I am so thankful to her for the opportunity to be a mom.
When Thanksgiving comes around the daily thoughts turn into regular tears, I honestly think there are not enough words of gratitude that could ever express what I have in my heart for this wonderful lady. I know that each day we are to be thankful, and I am, but Thanksgiving time puts a whole new perspective into my heart and mind. I am thankful for Family to Family and the A+ services they offer, and also to the lady that gave our Princess life and allowed us to become parents through that choice!