Sunday, January 28, 2007

Speaking of uncles, I thought I’d share a note we received from another one yesterday. F~ said:

"Hey, I was having my cup of coffee the other morning and this was the cup that comforted the cup that I was enjoying, and it reminded me of you guys. Instead of sending you the entire cup, I just cut out “the way I see it.” It too is the way I see it. So there you have it. "

Enclosed was a portion of a cardboard cup with this statement on it:

"I wish couples who desperately take every means to conceive a child would realize that adoption is a wonderful alternative. A child who becomes your child through adoption completes a family. Just as when you commit to your spouse or partner there are no biological ties, yet a family was formed. This child enters a family the same way! It is not blood and flesh that form a family, but the heart. "

I agree. And I'm grateful that our daughter will have an extended family that also recognizes what a gift adoption is. I would only add that adoption isn't just a great "alternative" for those who cannot have biological children, but also a tremendous blessing for those who choose adoption because they CAN.


Rachel said...

That is so great. You are blessed to have such a wonderful family.

Kim said...

Now that was a GREAT statement! Well done! Amen.

Anonymous said...

That is really sweet and put so well... what a blessing to have extended family who really understand the heart of adoption.

btw... your new baby daughter is adorable! (and the older two are pretty cute too - LOL)

LaLa said...

A supportive family is a huge blessing. I guess that will be saved for her lifebook ; )