Saturday, November 17, 2012

If We Can Inspire Just One

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
 - A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

As we have mentioned numerous times before, adopting Koby and Kwame has been such a blessing to us, both as individuals, and as a family.  Words truly can't express what having these two as part of our lives is like other than to say that it is truly amazing to watch them change each day before our eyes.

Truth be told, however, it's probably us that have been transformed just as much as they have been.  The transition we've experienced with them has far exceeded our most optimistic expectations of what this would be like.

While we're sure that there will be bumpy times ahead, as there are even with biological children, they have both simply been amazing.  At times, other than the language gap, it's as if they've been with us since birth.

Although it's been a few weeks now, we wanted to include the video of their arrival in this post.  We've been overwhelmed at the number of people who have stopped us, or family members, to state how impactful the video was.  Rest assured, it's difficult to believe that anyone there that day will forget the emotion anytime soon.

We have always felt that sharing our story was in no way an effort to bring attention to ourselves, but instead, Lord willing, to hopefully touch others to reach out to those less fortunate than themselves in whatever practical way possible. 

After all, if each of us could, even if just for one other person, inspire someone to do something compassionate for another, it's difficult too comprehend how much better off the world would be.  God Bless.


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