Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Know you're not alone.... I'm gonna make this place your home

The first time I heard Philip Phillips sing this song was on the radio a while ago. I remember I was driving home from work when this song came on, and as I listened to the words, it made me cry. Tears clouded my vision and I blinked them away to be able to see the road ahead.
The song was obviously not written with me in mind, and probably had nothing to do with my situation, but it spoke volumes to me. You see, we had just signed up for domestic adoption, and the lines "Know you're not alone, I'm gonna make this place your home" resonated very deeply with me. Since then, till now - this song became our "Adoption Song".

Fast forward a few months later.... and he's here! In a whirlwind of emails, texts, calls, trips and visits, we heard from a birth mother, met her, and within 2 months of the first contact, he was already ours!

Introducing Rowan! He is 4 weeks old today, and is an absolute joy. Our road to parenthood was long and rocky, but he is so worth it. The sweet boy has made all our dreams come true and DH and I couldn't be happier.

We are an Indian couple and we have a Caucasian white, grey eyed, blond haired little one. In the last 4 weeks, we've already had some interesting conversations with strangers who look at us and then look at him and look confused. But we're loving it. Proudly embracing our differences and working towards solidifying our similarities! 

I know I haven't posted anything here in a long long time, and I don't know if anyone is still interested, but I thought I should post an update, just in case. I'm not going to write here in this blog any more. I may start a blog about my adoption story and our journey with him, and once I do, I can share it with anyone who wants to stay in touch.

Thank you all for being there when I was at my lowest and for always being supportive and encouraging. Life takes us all on different journeys and I guess eventually we all find resolution - one way or the other.