Last night I heard on the news that today is National Adoption Day. Although I had other plans for today's gratitude challenge, I immediately changed my mind.
I am so thankful that my parents adopted my baby sister nearly 20 years ago. I was 17 when my parents asked us how we'd feel about adopting a baby. I was so excited about the prospect of a new baby in the family. Then the wait began.
At the time it seemed like forever. It really did. But compared to the wait that I know many endure to adopt, it was a flash. It was only a matter of months before Sarah came home to us. She was about to turn 1 month old, yet she was smaller than most newborns. She was beautiful.
Just 8 months later, I was off to college. College was so far from home that I only got to come home for Christmas and summer. I watched Sarah grow up from a distance, but I am still blessed to be her big sister.
I love you Sarah! I thank God for your presence in our family!
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