Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"I'm just your tummy baby"...

I must preface this story by first saying that our family talks a lot about adoption and foster care. Words like biological parent, forever families, DSS, social workers, and visitations are just a few of the words that come up in normal family conversations around here. We use words like "tummy mummies" to describe birth-parents, and "heart mommies"to describe adoptive parents. Shane and I feel that it's important for our kids to understand all about foster care and adoption, and we pray that the Lord will develop in each of them a heart for both.

With that said...here's how one of my conversations went the other day with my sweet Riley.

I was in the kitchen one afternoon, putting our dinner together, when Ri came running into the room.

Ri: "Mom, do you remember when you picked me up off the side of the road one night and brought me into your forever family?"

Me: "Honey, mommy and daddy did NOT find you on the side of the road. God put you in my tummy and you were born into our family."

Ri: "No mom...I know you found me on the road!"

Me: "Ri, honey, we did not find you on the road!! You were born into our family. Remember when Hud was inside my tummy and it got really big? Well, that was what it was like when you were inside my belly too. "

Ri: "Ah man!!! How come Sophie gets to be your heart baby and I have to just be a tummy baby?!?! It's not fair!"

Me: Trying my best to conceal my amusement at our little conversation I reply..."Ri, you BOTH are super special and two of my most precious gifts from the Lord.

I love you both and thank God for bringing you AND Soph into our forever family!"

LOL---
Oh how I love that sweet little boy!!!!!

14 comments:

Julie said...

PRICELESS!! that just melted my heart :)

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Precious!! How cute that he had his "story" all ready to share! :)

A Love Worth Waiting For.... said...

This is PRECIOUS!!!!

oh how I love the little innocent hearts and minds of children!!

Hope you're having a good week! Been thinking about you! :)

Faith said...

Heehee! That is precious. I love that they are so in tune to the many ways that God uses to make familys. He's adorable!!

paige said...

BAHAHHAHHAHAA!!!!! That's AWESOME!!!!!

Ashlee said...

He's so heart-breakingly gorgeous. And so sweet too. *tears*

Sherri said...

I love this story because I have one tummy baby and two adopted babies!! Thanks for sharing!!!

These Are The Days said...

That's so dang precious. I'm so glad you're wrting how you guys talk about these things...we are the same way. Our boys are pretty bold about it all. It also helps that we now have another adopted baby Brayden in our family. You can see him two posts back. My bro and his wife adopted a little black baby...he's so cute and a fabulous baby! Adoption is amazing and of course being a biological mom aint so bad either. LOL. :D

Melanie said...

What a precious & funny guy that Ri is! I was LOL at him insisting you picked him up off of the side of the road, SO cute! And such a priceless conversation! God has blessed your family as you seek to truly follow Him & honor His commands!
LOVE that last photo of everyone, it is fantastic! Love all you guys!

amy said...

How adorable!! I just had to read your story to my husband! Priceless!

Susan said...

Absolutely adorable!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That was such a sweet story!!!

Bethany at 3SonsPlus1 said...

What a sweet boy, love it! And that last photo of you all, minus cutie pie A, is beautiful!

Love Being a Nonny said...

First of all, this picture is BEYOND AMAZING! Second, what a precious boy to say such an innocent thing!