I've been thinking a lot lately about how blessed we are to have been led to adoption. When we were going through infertility treatments we both felt very frustrated and I know I felt very lonely. I had friends who had gone through it, but they had children by then, so it was hard. In fact, we were the only one without kids in our group of friends that live nearby. (Granted, there are 6 couples and 13 kids, so there were always plenty of kids around!) But now, I feel like we are part of something so much larger than us - there is such a sense of community surrounding this adoption. Not only do we get from the support from excited family & friends, and from our agency, but also from reading everyone else's blogs and sharing in their happiness. I get so excited when other people get referrals - I am so happy for them, and I know one day they'll share in our happiness.
I guess my point is that I'm grateful for everyone out there sharing their stories. I can't even express how much it means to me that I've found such a welcoming community here on the Internet! I never thought I'd have a blog - but now I'm so glad we do.
Also - two families on the list of blogs I read recently got their referrals - Finding Baby G and Ethiopia or Bust. I highly recommend going to take a peek at their beautiful new baby boys. It will remind you that adoption truly is a miracle! And, if I haven't mentioned it before, be sure to watch the video on the blog Raising Lucy. Be warned - it makes me cry every time! (You'll have to scroll down a bit and it is on the left side.)