A Precious Gift: Adoption

Photo by Carolyn Canning

Submitted by Carolyn Canning:

The phone call came at 12:25 PM on September 26, 2006.

Seven hours later I was the mother of a 17-month old, beautiful, blue-eyed boy

These are the precious moments when we realize that life doesn’t always turn out the way we planned, sometimes it’s better than we ever imagined.

After 6 years of trying to conceive, two unsuccessful in vitro fertilization attempts, test after test, hundreds of shots, acupuncture and countless visits to the doctor, my miracle came. It came through an amazing birth mom who had the courage to give her son a life she couldn’t provide.

I knew he was mine when he turned to look at me with those gorgeous blue eyes.

Children come to us in many different ways. In the end, it doesn’t really matter how they come. I thank my Heavenly Father every day for this precious gift.


Comments (1)

Said this on 5-24-2010 At 11:12 pm

Such a sweet photo and story!  I don’t think I’ve sufficiently appreciated how easy it’s been for me to have children.  Thanks for reminding me that even though it’s sometimes exhausting, it’s a blessing!

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