Today, April 8th, is a very special day. Twelve years ago, on April 8, 2002, after almost 2 years of starting the adoption process, our family finally got "the call" from our adoption agency telling us about my new baby sister. She was just over a year old and as cute as could be. That day, our lives were changed forever. I was no longer the only girl in my family and we were no longer a family of 8 but instead, a family of 9.This was the day, that we saw her face for the first time. And after months of praying for this little girl who we had no idea who she was, in that moment, we knew. She was forever ours.
Today is extra special because not only because it has been 12 years since we first saw Kiah's face, but today, April 8, 2014, Handsome has left to join his forever family. He is no longer an orphan, but is now a son, a brother, and a grandson. We have loved him and provided the medial care he much needed and now the time has come for him to leave us and start the next chapter in his life.
Yes, April 8th will continue to be a very special day to me. It's a day of redemption, new beginnings, and when forever families are formed.
"He places the lonely in families."