In adoption, one of the many things I have never taken for granted is love.

Love is something that every adoptive family must grow into…

I can remember when that time was for me,
and I can remember the first time little M leaned into me, and said “I Yuv oo, mama.”

Those three words are something I know I will never take for granted.
Those three words make my heart smile every time I hear them.

We want our girl to know she is loved, and we tell her all the time…when we are playing, riding in the car, reading together, cuddling, or just talking… we tell her she is loved, and look for opportunities to love on her.

She is so used to hearing it now, that the other day, I grabbed her for a hug, and she wrapped her arms around my neck, and said “I love you too, mommy!”

She is loved.  
And she loves….


  1. Musings from Kim K. on February 26, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Love makes the world go round.

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