I am on another trip, but this time with my family going to the beach! We are all so excited and looking forward to getting there. While in the car, I am reading the new book, “Inconceivable” which Patty had suggested I read. I have not gotten very far into the book, but I am reminded how fortunate I am that I have such a wonderful relationship not only with Patty, but the extended family as well.
While I was in Haiti Patty’s sister, Cathy, sent the twins a package. Brian did not want to open it while I was gone, so they got to open it the first morning I was home. It had books in it and some that will help them learn to write their letters. I was so thankful for such a wonderful gift since I have been looking for something like that. It is not the gifts that are so important, but the fact that Cathy thinks of them and makes us feel so loved.
When we went to visit the Cassidy family last March, Jim’s Dad told me we were now all family. What a privilege that not only Patty and Jim have taken us in, but the extended family as well. I did not think about how some families would not have accepted us as openly as the Cassidy family has, until I have read about other families who did not understand why anyone would “give” their embryos away and do not have any part in wanting to know about the child that resulted in the donation.
I tell my embryo adoption story to anyone who will listen, because to me it is answer to prayer. It is one way I feel I can not only educate people about embryo donation, but also a way I can show God’s love. Just this past weekend I went to my “Morrow” family reunion, where I did not know many people. Yes it is strange to go to your own family reunion and not know most the people, but they were distant relatives.
I found myself telling this young boy, about 13, about my miracle twins. This boy attached himself to them and wanted to take Natalie home. They are wonderful as can be, but I was a bit concerned, so I stayed with them and took the opportunity to share our wonderful story. And what a wonderful story it is, not only do I have two adorable children but a wonderful family to boot!