I asked, "So, Benny, do you understand what the word adoption means?". He said, "yes, it means that you growed in a different mommy's tummy and when she woke up she asked God to call you and tell you that I was ready". Is that stink'en adorable or what? He goes on to say, "I sure am glad that you said yes, four times Mommy, otherwise, I wouldn't know where I was."
This year, he will start to ask more detailed questions about his adoption. I always keep it simple. I only answer the specific question and I don't elaborate. That's tough for me, since I over explain everything. So I'm told. (lol)
As most mom's do, I have spent his birthday making googlie eyes at him and realizing just how fast he is growing up in this big family, and how lucky Jerry and I have been to have Benjamin in our lives. I can't help but to reminisce the days when, I thought that none of this would come to be. It is a privilege to have these children. They are so precious to us.
|Benny is 5 today|
It saddens me so much when I read blogs written by adoptees who were not adopted into the ideal situation. I want to reach out to them and make it better for them, but I realize that I can't, support and love is all one can offer. They have their own journey. Every child deserves love and a family. If you know adoptees that are on a journey to find their answers, please help them. Reach out to them with love. They haven't had the support system that they deserved. One person can make a difference in a life, no matter how small the gesture.
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Sherrie Eldridge: Your Adoption Coach
Sherrie is a passionate educator and advocate for individuals and families who have been touched by adoption. Her tireless efforts to inspire other adoptees by sharing her own personal journey illustrates her strong Christian faith and extraordinary character. We need more voices like Sherrie's to join in the effort to spread awareness for the uniquely complicated emotions and relationships embodied in the adoption triad.