Our 5-Ring Circus

Our 5-Ring Circus

Scooter, Quab and Bugs

Scooter, Quab and Bugs
Serving the Princesses since 2004

Tiana and Goose

Tiana and Goose
They really need all of those big brothers...

Saturday, December 11, 2010

All I Really Want For Christmas



I'm sure a few of you have figured this out, but for those who haven't, here it is. I am passionate about a few things in this life. One is adoption, especially of older kids, difficult kids, kids with "special needs." So often, the biggest need any of these precious little (or big) ones have is the need of a Mom and Dad. Those thick medical files and big words are daunting, yes. "Nobody would CHOOSE to have child with special needs." You'll hear that, don't listen. People choose it every day. Finding yourself in love with a little brown face about whom you know nothing beyond a name is fearsome, and awesome. But you were made for each other. Nobody believes that love is ALL they need, these babies who grow into toddlers and kindergartners without a Mom. But please listen right now, LOVE makes the difference between an orphan and a daughter. A son who is LOVED can learn and do things that were thought impossible, in the space of a few weeks. Having a big brother to protect you can take away the fear left over from abuse and neglect. Having a little sister can make you feel important and strong. Having a Dad who tells you just how beautiful you are will help you believe it. You might sit down with your little girl someday and see her finally remember the people who gave her life before theirs were taken away. Don't be afraid of these people. They are part of her, and the beginning of her story. Babies are born every.single.day to young women and young men who want to give them everything this world has to offer, but cannot. So they make a plan and they pray and they trust. Someone like us is given the blessing of a child. It changes you forever. However you find your baby, your three year olds, your 4th grader, your teenager, please go FIND them.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

I really enjoyed this post! The song is also great!
We also love Tiana! My 5 year old wanted to be Tiana the waitress not Tiana the princess :)

Aimee said...

I am so glad I did not read this in December. I am so choked up right now. You are so right, Heather! I never thought I would adopt anyone let alone two boys that I knew nothing about, with huge question marks of the unknown all over the place. All I know is that I fell madly in love with two little brown faces and NOTHING else mattered. We will get through whatever obstactles come our way and we will do it as a family!