Maybe I am thinking more of her today because of November being National Adoption Month. Maybe it is because there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of her in some way. Yup, I do. I think of her all the time. I often say there is no other gift that a woman could give another woman than the gift of becoming a mom. I will never forget that day. That call when she told me we could come pick up our baby. When we went into the hospital & she placed him in our arms it was a bittersweet moment. We were so excited to be parents, but at the same time I knew in my heart what this meant for her. All I could think was this was the closest thing on earth that I could think of to exemplify God giving his son Jesus on the cross.
I know that Eli's birthmom has normal aches. I know she thinks of him. (We have a semi-open adoption so we do have contact). However, she knows we are his parents. I could go on and on about this, but the simple fact is...I am so thankful for her! I praise God for bringing her into our lives.
|6-22-07...Eli was 2 days old & we were taking him home from the hospital|
|Elijah & his birthmom--July 2010|