It is such a wonderful group.
We are so blessed to be a part of it.
Every time we go, we are greeted and embraced by people who are genuinely supportive and interested in our adoption process.
It's so lovely, and such a blessing.
Every time we go, we are less and less afraid of the thought,
"what are we getting ourselves in to!?"
Remember we didn't choose to adopt a little girl with Down syndrome - God showed us, and we followed...
It can be intimidating sometimes.
But, after 3.5 books (and a dozen to go!) - and spending time with these people's gorgeous, wonderful, little children - we are realizing that kids with DS are soooo much more like 'typical/normal' children that you'd ever realize.
And we're realizing just how blessed we are to have been picked, and trusted to parent one of these angels.
Every time we go, it is bitter sweet.
We go to see a glimpse of our future, and we get to see our daughter's face in their kids.. and it's also hard because it makes me miss Olive so much.
It makes me yearn to hold her and kiss her chubby little hands, and big cheeks.
But, every time we go, we leave feeling refreshed.
It confirms in us that this is what God has for us, and we are thrilled, excited, and eager to be a part of this community of families with children who have DS.