Coming from a big family, I’ve always liked kids. So when I started dating my future wife, it was just fine with me that she had a 3 year old son. We got to hang out quite a bit, because his dad left before he was born. This poor little kid never had a dad, and his mom was busting her butt to support him.
My oldest son Zackary and I have a very special bond, because we were both adopted.
Yesterday was my son's 18th birthday!! Like most parents we can't believe how fast the time has flown. Zack had an amazing day hanging out with friends and doing what he loves best, FISHING! We let him miss another day of school after a long Holiday break, because who wants to be in school on your 18th birthday.
We ended the day with a wonderful dinner with family and friends. Then we headed home to do something we had waited 17 years to do.
It’s an exciting time here at the agency. Being the beginning of the year, we take the time to reflect on the work we have done in the last year, the families we had a hand in helping to grow, the annual photo cards we receive that show us how big children have gotten, but also, we take this time to reflect on what families have asked us for and how we can offer them more or make things different in the coming year.
My favorite holiday adoption memory comes from a few years ago. I don’t play favorites with my families (they are all so amazing!), but the couple I want to share about today has a special place in my heart. I was able to work with Paul and Cindy from start to finish on both of their adoptions.
Paul and Cindy had worked with us for their first adoption, and when it came time for them to adopt a second time, they were so excited to begin the process.
I wanted to share my favorite Christmas morning recipes! I make it the night before and pop it in the oven before everyone wakes up. The smell throughout the house is so yummy. Then we get the coffee brewing and dive into French Toast Bake (Compliments of Pioneer Woman)
PREP TIME: 15 Minutes
COOK TIME: 1 Hours
SERVINGS: 8 Servings
November is an exciting time for Heart of Adoptions. It’s National Adoption Month. This month was filled with events, give aways, and “Thank you’s” to all the adoption support we have in the community. We want to take a minute look back on what has occurred during this exciting month.
We kicked of the month by attending New Life Solutions Celebrate Life benefit dinner! Such a great organization! A packed house learned about the amazing way they serve women and families in the community.
It took me 2095 days to finally becoming a mother.
2095 days. That's 299.43 weeks, 68.8 months and 5.74 years.
I did not picture it like this.
Normally you're pretty close in 9 months. In 40 weeks you are ready.
And hey, It was about 1 child only.
In these 68 months I could produce and give birth to a complete football team.
Unfortunately, it went differently. Sometimes things go like this.
Was it easy and would I do it again?
No. It was not easy and yes, I would do it again right away!