November is Adoption Awareness Month. Adoption isn’t for everyone, just like most things aren’t for everyone. But Adoption was for us! I decided to adopt a long time before I met Andrew. And on my long list of questions I’d ask the guys I dated, I’d ask if they would consider adopting. Without reservations Andrew was onboard. But even the time between that conversation and our bundle of joy, was years. Right before we got Collette someone foolishly asked me, “How could you do that to your other kids?” It cut like a knife, I went home and cried. Later I’ve realized something this person never understood, though Collette didn’t grow in my tummy she did grow in my heart. And adopting her in our lives was the outward expression of what God did long ago. So how could I not add Collette to our family. I mean look how ridiculously cute the three of them are. Just yesterday Collette remarked, “Mommy I’m just like you.” I said yes, “that’s because for 15 years you sat growing in my heart and God knit us together back then.” Quickly she added, “mommy, I’m glad you’re all mine.” (Cue the tears...) If you’ve ever considered adoption, contact me. I’d love to discuss it with you. Don’t miss out on being all mine to someone.