Sunday, November 30, 2008
Well, what a week! The adoption, baby blessing, and sealing are finished. What a wonderful, crazy, beautiful week. I feel so blessed to know that our family can be together forever, that our Father in Heaven has blessed our lives with another child, even though my body didn't work well enough anymore, and that we have such great family and friends to support us. We'll take a little time off to be together and remember the birth of our Savior. I'm looking forward to Christmas this year as a real family. Last Christmas we had just gotten Ana and we had a feeling that she would be with us forever but we weren't able to acknowledge it.
I used to wonder how a mom and dad could love an adopted child as much as their own. After Ana had been with us for a month there was no difference whatsoever. She is absolutely one of our own. And yes, we love her as such.