November 24th, 2012
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fab 5 2012On November 17, we celebrated National Adoption Day. ¬†In our home, it’s the day in which we celebrate the adoption of all 5 of our children. ¬†Some years it’s a big party, this year, it was a little toned down. ¬†It was a busy week in our household and I was on my second week of being pretty darn sick. ¬†The kids did not care.

For us, Adoption Day is also about awareness. ¬†We celebrated through the week as I went to both The Captain’s and Tinker’s classes to share a book and a little chat about adoption. ¬†This year’s book was, I Wished for You. ¬†This is a heartwarming story about Barley Bear who looks a little different from his mama. ¬†He grew in her heart instead of her tummy. Mama emphasizes how every family is different. It is such a sweet story. ¬†Pre-K (Tink’s class) largely did not get it but the Kindergartner’s were really able to understand. ¬†They asked some fantastic questions.

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For my children, we also bought another book, Red in the Flower Bed, subtitled A book about interracial adoption. It’s a loose connection and my little ones don’t get it yet, but it is a quite sweet story. ¬†There are a couple of books around about kids adopted from foster care, but I’ve yet to find one that is as much a story as I’d like. ¬†I’ll take recommendations happily!

This year we scaled down our celebration but Grandma, Mamaw and Papa all got to be here, as did the kids Godmother and 3 of her kids, so it was a great day.  Cake and Kool-aid were enjoyed by all, along with quite a bit of reminiscing about our first glimpse of each of them.

For me, the day was especially sweet. ¬†We’ve had 16 years with Pepper, 14 with Sunshine and now 2 with the Littles. ¬†These are the golden days of my life; these 5 made all my dreams come true. ¬†Happy Adoption Day to me too!

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