Sunday, November 27, 2011

we are family...

THIS is the beauty of open adoption.

Almost four years ago, we gained a beautiful baby girl thanks to our birthmommy Megan, who was forced to make the toughest, most sacrificial decision of her life.

But the story didn't end there!

It continues on. Year after year.

Through open adoption, Caroline has another extended family that loves her and and cares for her. She gets more grandparents! And they don't have to wonder how she's doing, and Caroline will never have to wonder about them! No secrets. No hiding. No wondering.

We are family.

And today we enjoyed a wonderful visit with them!

This was our get-together last year, and I love how each year it's just like picking up right where you left off.

This year Brayden (Caroline's full sibling who is 5) and Caroline were high energy playing together! Whether it was shining flashlights in the dark...

or drawing together...

or pretending to be "bad guys" together, :) you couldn't separate them.

Caroline was sooo excited to see birthmommy Megan.

...and I think Megan was pretty excited to hold both her babies again!


Bet you can't see any brother/sister resemblance here, huh?!

All that fun was too much for one day. :)

We are so thankful we get to see you guys and we praise God for how He brought us into each others' lives. To think, we'd never have met otherwise!

And now we're family.
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  1. beautiful beautiful family! We shoulda tried to see you - just got back from our road trip to New Orleans where we pit stopped in Dallas overnight.

  2. Beautiful!! Thank you, Megan, for allowing us to share in this sweet little girl's life. She is a joy to her grandparents. We are thankful you are a part of our family.

  3. I love that your open adoption is working out so well. Caroline is so blessed to have such a large and wonderful family. I pray for you and your husband to find that again with your second adoption. Blessings!