Friday Favorites-Ours Edition

It’s FRIDAY!  I’m teaming up with my girls, Narci and Andrea to bring you FRIDAY FAVORITES!

Today, I’m sharing something VERY different than a typical Friday Favorites post.  I’m sharing a little bit of my heart.  🙂

Each and every adoption is different and each and every adopted mom has a unique story that’s all hers.  From the adopted mamas I know, I’d say each of them has something that’s been “their thing”.  What I mean by that is maybe they really struggle with not knowing why their kiddo was placed for adoption or maybe not knowing the town they were actually born in is sad to them.  Not being able to meet the birth mom is emotional for some to think about.  Or a million of other “things” could be what’s really hit home.  If you’re an adopted mom, I’m not sure what your thing is {and to be honest, I didn’t know what my thing was} until a few months ago. 

Just randomly it hit me that I wondered how many days Britt spent in an orphanage.  I quickly added it up, did the math, and then I went back to the calendar to count how many days she’d been with us.  Today, marks the date she’s been part of a family longer than she was ever in an orphanage alone and you guys….I gotta tell you…it’s my thing.  As I type this right now, tears are rolling down my face.

 Who knew I was gonna be so affected by November 16th, 2018, but I have no doubts I’ll remember this day for the rest of my life.

I’m so sad I missed her first eighteen months..  I hate to think of her sick.  Did she have a favorite nanny who bonded with her and held her when she was sick?  Or did she just lay in her crib alone?  What about when she had surgery in the hospital?  Did a nanny go with her or did she have to stay there by herself?  GAH!  I don’t even want to think about it!

The point is I missed out on a lot, but today on November 16th, 2018, I’m just so very thankful.

I’m so thankful God placed adoption on our hearts.  I’m so very thankful he chose that sweet baby miles and miles across the world to be ours.  And let me tell you…I’m so very thankful she’s ours.  Now she’s been ours more than she was ever alone and I’m so very thankful.

That’s all I have today, friends!  Just wanted to share my thankful heart.

As long as all my people stay healthy we’re headed out on a little football adventure with Tab.  He typically travels without us {and now because of ALL the sports they all have games they miss if they go with him}.  Not this weekend!  We’re ALL tagging along!   And I’m not sure who’s more excited!  You can follow along with our crazy fun on Instagram. 

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  1. 11.16.18
    Whitney Pegram said:

    What a special day for you to always remember! ♥️

  2. 11.16.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    I'm so glad this is "your thing". It speaks volumes about how much you love your little girl. What a wonderful day to celebrate! xo

  3. 11.16.18
    Paige said:

    Girl that is so my thing too! I knew exactly the day both my girls were with us longer than in the orphanage. My youngest was in the hospital for 3 months by herself, then to the orphanage and 6 months later to her foster mother. I had the priveledge(did I spell that correctly?ha) to meet her foster mom a year later. I bawled when I met her!! Enjoy you day hugging your sweet girl!!!

  4. 11.16.18
    Dustie Day said:

    What a special, special day!!!

  5. 11.16.18
    Shelly @ The Queen in Between said:

    So sweet momma! So glad she yours.

  6. 11.16.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Oh my goodness. This is wonderful. You know I cried. Love y'all!

  7. 11.16.18
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    Our little boy is still in an orphanage somewhere in China, I don't know where yet and it breaks my heart. I am crying just thinking about it. God knows and I am so anxious for him to reveal our son to us. Until then, we wait in expectant hope! He will bring him home!!! Thanks for sharing your heart with us <3!

  8. 11.16.18
    Tractors and Glam Blog said:

    This post just tugged at my heart. What a special day!

  9. 11.16.18
    Heidi said:

    Aww, you are so lucky to have her, and she is lucky to have all of you too!
    Heidi Wanders the World

  10. 11.16.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    Now I'm crying! We love that sweet girl so much!!
    That Inspired Chick

  11. 11.16.18
    Julie Bradford said:

    what a special day.. she is soo precious!! Enjoy your weekend with your family!!!!

  12. 11.16.18
    sarah.gicius said:

    What an amazing, emotional Friday Favorite! Really tug at my mama heart and left my heart oh my throat. Celebrate BIG today!

  13. 11.16.18
    Joanne said:

    Aw, that is such a sweet thought leading into the weekend. Enjoy!

  14. 11.17.18
    MarilynsTreats said:

    Thank you so much for hosting again this week. You always do so much for bloggers! Have a relaxing week! I am off to see some posts.

  15. 11.17.18
    csuhpat1 said:

    Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.