Monday, May 3, 2010

The Mom

I believe I posted something about this before but it bears repeating, because I have been asked this question again. What made you want to adopt again in your 50's?
Simple. God had a child out there waiting for her family to bring her home. As with all of our children God brought us together. It didn't matter if I was 20, 30,or 50, God laid on our hearts we were to adopt again and we did.
Besides the obvious blessings of children being an older mom has other perks. I can get the child and senior discount at the movies!
If you want to get some looks and interesting conversation get our whole gang together. Mike, myself, our sons 32, 24,soon to be 21 our daughters 15, 11 & 5 our grandson who is 8 and granddaughters 6 and 1. it adds up to a great mix of white, Asian, redhead, blond and a little blue eyed doll with dark curly hair!
God can call you to adopt at any age. You don't have to be rich or have a fancy house and car. Good grief we sure don't! The requirements should be that you live a active, healthy lifestyle. You have a heart full of love to give and are able to receive that love back a million fold!
There are so many kids in this world of every age and race who need someone to love them. Some are healthy and some have physical, developmental and mental health problems. And then there are those who have emotional scars from years of neglect or other abuses. They are still children. They were born into this world with the same need to be loved and to love like everyone else. Love has not age limit.
So if you are "older" which by the way is just a number and have thought of adoption or even being a foster parent but thought you were to old, think again. Chances are there is a child waiting for you. Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there.
I have posted a few pictures of what I consider to be my greatest blessings.

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.”
Mark Twain

Without him by my side I would not have all of this

Think she might have watched the poker series?

Our other family member Brody

Pics when Kennedy first came home. I think her brothers were a little bit taken with her. They still are!

The crew and our neice Dani

Our three beauties Cameron, Jordan & Kennedy

Our youngest son Dustin

My three sons

Our oldest son Michael

Cody our middle son and his fiance Jordan

Our awesome grandkids!

Kennedys Naturalization Day

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