September 02, 2011

all our expectations

When we decided to adopt, and over the course of the year-and-a-half that it took to bring our daughter home, we acquired some expectations of what this whole thing might look like.

We expected that she would not feel as pretty as other girls because of her special need.

We expected the boys to withdraw into a depressed and confused mess.

We expected her to sit in a corner and rock back and forth in fetal position for a few months.

We expected the boys to be jealous and bitter toward her.

As always, the L0RD far, far, far exceeded all our expectations.