Five years ago I never would have imagined that not only would we selflessly be given a beautiful son but that we'd gain more family at the same time. Adoption can be hard and ugly.. it comes from loss but it can also be beautiful. And the last week of May I was privileged to watch the beauty of adoption continue to blossom as Gabe and I spent the week at his Gigi's house in New Jersey. Gigi is Gabe's maternal great grandmother and as a surprise for her 80th birthday, Gabe's Grandma flew us out.
The visit was magical. And yes, I realize how cheesy that sounds but our time there was almost clandestine; a beautiful picture of all of the love that surrounds our sweet Gabriel. Pictures do a much better job of describing all of the fun and love that were had in New Jersey.
Words can't express how thankful we are for this family, our family who love Gabe and us so very well. To live well and love well... they are great examples of both.