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Heart Related

Just wanted to update the blog so that those of you still out there know that we are still here.

Life has been crazy busy so far the last few months.  First we were preparing for our sweet little miracle, and now adjusting to it. =) It has been good, but it has also been a pretty good adjustment.  I am thankful that it is summer!  Despite the fact that summer is usually a bit busier in someways than the school year (with swimming, and baseball and outside activities as well as this summer we are trying to keep up with a bit of summer school, because last year we lost SO MUCH over the summer), it is a nice change of pace from the school year pressures.

All that to say…that I am still alive!

Crazier than ever…but still here.

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First Family Photo~ Mother’s Day 2013

The fabulous five~

The fabulous five~

Today, I wanted to share a short, fun conversation that we had this morning that those who have adopted will greatly appreciate.

Rachel was trying to figure out who was all related in our family, and I said all of us.  Since we have two that are adopted now, she was trying to match “blood relation”.  So she went through the whole family asking if this person and that person “had the same blood”.  She was amazed at who did and did not.  She just knows everyone as family.  Then she looked as Shiloh and Megan and said, we are sisters, but don’t have the same blood.  She was a bit sad at first.  (Side note, for years now Shiloh often asks if she was in my tummy.  I explain that she was born in my heart not my tummy.)  So today seeing Rachel’s saddened face I thought I needed a better way to explain it all to her.  Then a fun and beautiful thought came to mind about how to explain family and adoption.  While there are wonderful blood relationships, they are not the only way that our hearts connect.  It occurred to me to use Daddy.  I explained that while Daddy and I were not blood related, he was my favorite heart connected person in the world.  We share nothing other that a great love for one another…which makes us family.  Adoption is a lot like that.  Although not blood related, we are heart related!

SHE GOT IT!

The exception....

The exception….

The normal!  So glad that God gave us such a wonderful, fun, silly group to call FAMILY!

The normal! So glad that God gave us such a wonderful, fun, silly group to call FAMILY!

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One Response

  1. Cute! Crazy! (The photos!) Good answer too.

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