"Your boys were approved today."
These were the anticlimactic words that let me know that after years of longing I was finally a Mom. But the words did not matter. What mattered was there were now two little boys waiting for us in Ethiopia that were legally our sons. It is amazing to me that this was six years ago. Sometimes it feels like yesterday and sometimes I can't remember what life was like before I was a parent. But either way, I love being a Mom more than anything. It has been an amazing six years. I say it all the time and I mean it, I would not change the way we became a family at all. I know that adoption has its challenges for all involved. I also know that interracial adoptions add an extra complication. But I know from the bottom of my heart and soul that these three children in our home and hearts were meant to be ours and we were meant to be theirs. I know God brought us together.
Every year on February 25th we celebrate God's story of making us a family. This year we took the kids to Farrell's. When I was five and visited America for the very first time we went straight to a Farrell's. This place holds a special place in my heart as it was like a 5 year old's idea of heaven.
As expected, all three of our kids loved it too. I have to give Farrell's staff credit as they celebrated us becoming a family and made it seem normal and every day like the five other Birthdays that happened while we were there.
Please celebrate with us as we have now been a family for six years!!!