There have been times that through our struggle to grow our family, I wished that I could press the "fast forward button" on life and get to the happy spot where we had more children, the family photo where I didn't always feel like we were missing someone.
I met an adoptive mother today and saw her "fast forward", and it was so great to see. Her family that grew through adoption.
She also taught me all about cloth diapers. It was so sweet of her to open her home and have her kids share their toys with Griffin. I genuinely wanted to know all about cloth diapers, but found myself drifting off into adoption talk. It was nice to be with someone who has been through it, twice!
I hear reoccurring comments when I talk to adoptive parents. 1) Every story and situation is different. 2) I always hear that the children that were adopted into their family "made sense" or it was "meant to be" or it was "a perfect fit". 3) I also hear about the extended families that are developed because of open adoption. It's so good to hear. I feel blessed to have this opportunity, even though some days it seems so scary....there is so much unknown. Good thing I have a whole lot of love for flying by the seat of my pants.