Monday, November 21, 2011

Giving Thanks

All has been quiet on the "I love you this much" homefront...well...quite frankly...because all's been quiet on the homefront! And sometimes that is a blissfully wonderful thing!

I was just looking back at my posts from this time last year and cannot believe all that has happened! Literally, a lifetime ago...

It has been almost one year since the blessed event that forever changed the lives of so many. Almost one year since the big transfer. I can honestly say on one hand it seems like just yesterday, and on the other hand, I truly cannot remember our lives "before".

It fills my heart with more joy than words can possibly say to see this beautiful little boy with his parents. To see the love in their eyes for him.

And for this, I am thankful.

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the immense blessings that have been bestowed upon me, and I am eternally grateful that God led us to this amazing couple and enabled us to unite them with their son.

Happy Thanksgiving!

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  ~Thornton Wilder


  1. Shelly, it sounds like you had a great holiday =) The love in your blog is really inspiring to me! I'm the mother of a little boy from EA. I have just started my own blog, if you're interested in reading. I think it's so nice to read about other's experiences. I hope all is well for you! Holly

  2. Yep. Read it all. The whole thing. Every single solitary post in one day.

    Thank you so very much for all the efforts you have put into your blog. I just cannot even really comment yet. So much to digest.

    Your story is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

    1. Thank YOU so much for your kind words! My feeling has always been that if even 1 person is touched by our story, this blog will have been well worth it!

      I have never regretted our decision for one moment, and the only greater joy in my life than my own children is seeing our recipient family with their son!

      All the best to you!