Today is a VERY SPECIAL day in our lives...! 10 very long years ago we walked through customs at O'Hare airport with our two beautiful children. Yes, we arrived home that day in complete tears after a long and difficult journey to adopt our kiddos. They are biological siblings from Chisinau, Moldova. When we were going through the process, it was one heartache after another. Every day felt like a year. And now........ every year feels like a day! It's amazing how fast time passes once you have kids! We are a family........... a forever family and we give God the glory every single day!
Well, here's the photo for everyone who knows us and those who may be reading this for the first time, the one we take every year on the same day, February 13th. It began with the first photo taken in 2002 at Casa de Copii, the orphanage they lived in for three and a half years. Every year on that same day, Bob takes the same photo of them with Papusheka (Alli's little doll). It was the first gift we ever gave her.
Adoption has been the biggest blessing in our lives. It's changed everything about us. Our kids have given us far more than we could ever provide for them. They are our children, maybe not through blood, but through the grace of God. They were born in our hearts. We love you Bobby and Alli always and forever, amen! If you're thinking about adopting, please know that you can ask us anything!
And if you would like to view our adoption video on our website, here's the link...
No laughing at my clothes or my dancing! And bring tissues... don't say I didn't warn you!