Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Born From the Heart

November is always Adoption Awareness Month, and Saturday, November 23, was National Adoption Day.  We got word that the local agency we used to facilitate our adoption, The Barker Foundation, was hosting a special story time at Barnes and Noble, and we thought it was just the perfect way to start our day.

A staff member and her daughter read a lovely story called "Born From the Heart," which included a recipe for how to become parents.

I personally would increase the measurement of patience in the recipe above, having waited more than 2 years for the arrival of our bundle of joy.  But when it comes to adoption, there really couldn't be a truer meaning to the expression "good things come to those who wait."  

There were many oohs and aahs by the staff over how much Joseph has grown, so I looked back at the very first picture we ever took of him, the day we met him at Barker.  Then here we are 6 years later, and he has changed so much!  Oddly, my shirt has not......

And since we're taking a trip down memory lane, he's the picture that started it all, in the very 1st post to our blog, when we became the Alton Boys!

1 comment:

Jocie Z ROCK said...

OOO man for real?? i LOVE that pic of you and JOJO together!!! big and small!!