Monday, October 1, 2007

"And People Ask Why We Adopted"


Max: "Mom, in Etopia we don't wake up our mom to go potty in the night. We just go by ourselves."

Mom: "Why don't you wake up your mom?"

Max: "Because we don't HAVE any moms."
(My stomach dropped and the reality of my sons' past hit me again. I picked him up, gave him a huge squeeze, and said...)

Mom: "In America you can wake up your mom."
I often feel like the blessing is all mine.

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6 comments:

Christie said...

Oh my, so sweet. Thank you for sharing this...

Such a good reminder how blessed we are, even in all the "little" ways.

Jennifer said...

That just melts my heart! Thank you for sharing! We are starting to get some of those sweet moments slowly but surely!

the Isaacs said...

i hope it was ok to quote you! that little story just got me - what a sweet pumpkin!

Jess said...

Thank you for sharing, I hope I think of this when I am woke up in the middle of the night!

LISA said...

Ahhhhh...

Cat & Mark said...

I have to second the Isaacs - I hope it was okay to quote this story.

We don't have our little ones home yet, but you really summed up many of my feelings in one small (but huge) exchange.

I just found your blog and I'm excited to read about your family!

Cat