Join Angela, Axel, Abel and Asher as they welcome their new sibling home.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Some Joy for Today

I was going to post this last week. However, with the tragedy that our nation faced on Friday, with parents loosing their hearts within the halls of Sandy Hook Elementary School, I just couldn't bring myself to share.

But today...today we need joy. We need a smile. As the country says goodbye to it's most innocent members, we want to announce the expected "birth" of our newest family member.

In a room, on the other side of the world, sits a boy who is completely unaware that his life is about to change.

He is not a little boy. No, he has waited many years for a family to call his own. He is a child nobody else wants, a child passed over again and again because he is "different", and he's not cute and little anymore. He has watched Mamas and Tata's come to his home and leave with his friends, never to be seen again. His hope is almost gone.

But this mom...this mom is coming back, and this time the Tata is coming too!  This time it is HIS turn. A Mama and Tata for him! Brothers and a sister. A bed that has not been slept in by hundreds of others, clothes that are his and not shared with multitudes, shoes for his feet and nobody else's. A place for him at the family table as well as in the family van.

Please join us on our journey to bring "B" home. He'll be here before we know it!

22 comments:

  1. B? you aren't starting his name with a "B", are you? Congratulations! I can't wait to "meet" him! I

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  2. Kathy, his Serbian name begins with a "B", which we are not able to disclose until he is legally ours. We haven't yet decided if we will give him a new name or not.

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  3. So no sister for Angela? Is she disappointed?

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  5. Woo hoo! Can't wait to hear all about your journey and meet the new family member! Congrats!!!

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  6. No insult intended. Adults make these decisions, as you say, taking lots of things into consideration. Kids are sometimes stuck in a narrower worldview. Generally by the time the new sibling arrives they are "with the program" but some initial disappointment about unmet expectations is totally normal. If that is not the case for Angela, then great!

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  7. Hmmmm We don't do anything in our family expecting someone *eventually* accept what we're doing, or "get with the program". If Angela had said she didn't want any more siblings, or only wanted another if it could be a sister, we would either not be adopting again or we'd be waiting for a girl. Angela is 16 years old. Her opinion matters in the house. We would never adopt again if one of the kids (who is able to give an opinion) didn't want to, only to risk resentment from one of them later on. That's just our family and how we do things.

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  8. That's awesome and you must me excited for Dean to go! You won't have to trudge through all those foreign airports alone:)

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  9. Leah, I am so happy for all of you!! :)

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  10. Congrats Leah can't wait to see who your new son is

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  11. Congratulations Leah and Dean (and family)!!!! What an exciting time for you. I look forward to following the journey to another "Spring".

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  12. Wonderful news! I'm really thrilled for you! Can't wait to know more about "B" (though he will finally have an "A" name, I guess? :-) )

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  13. Sorry, Leah, I didn't read the other comments before posting mine. A name that starts with a B will certainly be as darling as an "A" name!

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  14. Yay!!! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to learn more about him!!!! Blessings, Jennifer

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  17. I am so excited for you! You seem to have been waiting for this. I pray for smooth proceeding in the adoption.

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