Today, at exactly 10h50, it will have been 2 years on the dot since I laid eyes on the most beautiful little girl. Two years since I became a mother. Two years since everything that I was changed forever. Two years since everything I thought I knew about love got turned upside down. Two years since I learned about sisterhood. Two years since I learned that adoption is love.

Today’s post is in honour of my beautiful baby girl who is a whole two years old today. Happy birthday my precious angel Ava-Grace, mommy and daddy love you so much more than words can ever fully convey. You are the light of our lives, our single greatest achievement as human beings, you are a beacon of hope and you radiate a light of pure joy that is irresistible to all who cross your path.

Today’s post is also about remembering and honouring our birth mother, for whom I will be eternally grateful and for whom I have a love so deep that it is not understandable by most.

Thinking of you today *I* ! We love you forever.

I friend referred me to this post and I was really touched by this excerpt, it really rang true for me:

To me the gift of life is the easiest to accept but the hardest to give!

B is for the bravery of putting your children first
I is for the interest you have in your children
R is for remaining true to what you believed is best
T is for the tears you shed
H is for the hours you spend pondering adoption
M is for the months you were pregnant
O is for the overwhelming and mixed emotions
T is for the terrific woman you are
H is for the honor you deserve
E is for the experience of labor
R is for the reward of choosing life

by Leslie Gallimore

For us too, our BM is the hero of our story, of our happy beginning as a family of three. We honour her today and everyday. She is in our hearts and in our minds, forever and always, there is not a single parenting decision we don’t make without considering the way we honour her in that decision, she is a silent and invisible but ever present member of our family.

God gave us a beautiful miracle and she is our angel and hero.