Adoption Day- A Sister’s View

Have you ever been to a final adoption hearing?

An adoption day is full of paradoxical emotions. At least it is for me. I have been to two adoption finalization hearings (both times I got new siblings). I am soon going to another (to get more siblings). The day my family officially adopted my brother and sister from foster care, I had two thoughts:

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The Quiet Beauty of an Observed Life

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The week before I turned 13 years old, my little brother was stillborn.

That year I learned a lot about grief. Every moment of life was suddenly precious. I learned to take grief moment by moment. As I began to see little bits of good in life again, I wondered if there was a beauty to life, a quiet beauty, that I had never observed before.

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