Monday, March 5, 2012

Blown Away...

I can't help but be blown away by the level of support we've received over the last couple of weeks since we announced we were adding to our family again. I admit to being somewhat apprehensive to "announce" our plans.  Now, I'll be the first one to say that I do not need the approval or permission of others.  Decisions involving our family belong to us and I'm not going to apologize for that.  And yet, adoption is such an amazing process. It's emotional, exhausting, exhilarating.  Full of joy and full of trauma. So many emotions that it is difficult for me to imagine us "going it alone." 

Obviously we're far from alone.  We have felt such an outpouring of support from friends, family, co-workers... even strangers!  

We just feel so blessed. We aren't anything special. We just know we have enough love to add another child to our family, and we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by people willing to share their love and support with our family.  We've still got a long way to go, but we're ready!


  1. That's the question I've been thinking about now having just had our second child: "How does one know when/if they should have another/more children?" I'm assuming it's a gradual process coming to that decision, but I still wonder how I'll know, how we'll both know (and hopefully be on the same page).

  2. Good questions Joy. Not sure there are "right" answers and certainly not the same answers for everyone. Something to consider for another post perhaps :)