It has been far too long since our last update. What happened? Life. As it is for most families the children are involved in a number of different activities and hobbies and that takes up a good amount of time, which is a good thing.
I don't know if I could have imagined this is where we would be three years later. We have had our moments, some great, some bad and some just ones we want to forget. We read almost everything we could about adoption and learned a great deal, but its like driving, you can know everything but until you get behind the wheel it's all still theory. This is a participation contact sport here folks! The only way to do and get through it is with your sleeve and pants legs rolled up, lol.
The joys really outweigh the bad parts when you take a moment to reflect upon the adventure. Hearing my children read for the first time, see them making friends, watch with pride as they accept a blue ribbon for their fair project, etc. Our kids have come so, so, so far from where they were and I can't imagine life without them.
We still are here for families considering adoption and do all we can to be real and honest with them about the adventure it will be. I am so glad that we have made some fantastic friends along the way who have encouraged us and been there when we needed an ear of reason.