I didn't give you the gift of life, but life gave me the gift of you.
Being the parents of AJ is one of the greatest gifts we have ever been given. It is an honor to have him as our son. Adoption is a beautiful and wonderful gift. Countries and agencies may put a price on adoption, but a child is priceless. AJ is priceless, and he is of great value to us. He is our son.
One year ago today, we brought AJ home. Home. He now understands what a home is. Home is where your family is. Home is where you are always loved. And oh how Ryan, Brody, and I love him so very much!
I think of his birth mother often. She gave this world the gift of AJ. She chose to give him life, and then she made the best plan she could for him to have a life. I am grateful for her. On the day we left the orphanage, the director presented me with this poem.