Today, on National Adoption Day, I’m thankful for my brother.
My Dad and Step-Mom chose to adopt back in 2005. After waiting almost a year to meet him and bring him home, he finally joined our family.
I’ll never forget the day. We all gathered at their house to anxiously await their arrival from the airport. We had decorated the front of the house and had food waiting. In they walked with the most adorable little 11 month old you could have ever seen.
He was overwhelmed, yet happy. His whole world was completely different. His life had been turned upside down. For 11 months, he had spent time with a foster-mother who loved him dearly. For 11 months, he had only heard the Spanish language. For 11 months, Guatemala, or Guate-LAMA (as he used to call it) was his home.
Now he was in his new home. With a Mom and Dad, more toys than he knew what to do with, a two sister’s. He instantly captured our hearts and became part of our family.
Although there is a 20 year age difference between us and we’re at very different points in our lives, I’m thankful beyond words for this charming little guy!
I’m linking up with Kenzie over at Chasing Happy for the month of November.
Be sure to stop by and check it out!