We designed this site in order to keep in touch with friends and family who are far away and in order to communicate with other adoptive families from around the world.

When we first started researching this wonderful way to become a family we read everything we could get our hands on. Even though there are a lot of great books out there, nothing was as informative or touching as the blogs we found by adoptees, biological parents, and adoptive families. So we are writing this blog now in hopes of returning the favor. We hope that if you are dear to us you will enjoy keeping up with our adventures. If you are someone out there involved in a part of the adoption triad we hope you will find information and comfort here and provide us with some of your own!

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Take care,
Brian and Rosemary

Monday, February 22, 2010

Feeling the Love

This weekend we have been so touched by love from such dear people. Of course, one never expects love or generosity but there are those in life, who we are closest to, that carry a mutual level of required give and take. Everyone has family members and life-long friendships: the college roommates, bridesmaids and the dude you can call collect from Mexico who will fedex you a pair of mittens, $200 in unmarked fives and a tin of chocolate pudding - no questions asked. These are the relationships that keep us all going on a daily basis and the sort of people who usually come around with baby gifts. And we cherish those just as much but doesn't love melt your heart in a different way when it comes from unexpected places? This weekend Button received some of the loveliest gifts from people we would never have expected to think of us.

The woman who shares our duplex, who we occasionally cat sit for, showed up with this fun book for Button and the note said, "Welcome home! I can't wait to be your neighbor, Love Anne."

Over the past year I have been able to renew a friendship with a girl named Juliane who grew up in the same church as me in Orlando. Our parents are friends and she has followed our blog and sent many encouraging notes. She and her husband have been on their own adoption journey and have recently brought home their beautiful daughter Caroline, who Juliane named for her mother. Button received a fantastic package with scads of bath toys from Juliane and Caroline!

Then as if he wasn't drowning in riches, Button got the loveliest clothes all the way from SOUTH AFRICA! The magical, mysterious Mireille, my beautiful fellow blogger of Funky Doodle Donkey fame, sent the absolute cutest little outfits (complete with hat) from local South African designer

With a grateful heart,


Mireille said...

Couldn't stop myself, since shopping for a little boy brings a whole new dimension for me. Hope you enjoy!! Love, M

Yoli said...

How lovely of your friends and how sweet! You and your family inspire love dear girl.