10 years ago, a very brave and selfless woman chose life. I cannot even begin to imagine the courage she needed, especially living in a society where she (an unwed mother) knew she would be shunned as well as her unborn baby. For us, it is hard to look at Sam and not think of this brave woman on a daily basis. She is kept in our prayers, and I hope that our prayers of thanksgiving (for Sam) and peace (for her) will wrap her gently each day. Life is precious, from moment of conception to natural death. It is not easy. Many people think Sam is "lucky". Sam is actually very blessed since his birth mother chose LIFE and we are very blessed to be HIS forever family. Adoption is not easy. Not at all. Especially for the adopted. But with God's grace, we live each day giving thanks, sometimes through tears, but mostly through hugs. Boy! If you never felt one of Sam's hugs, you are missing SO much! We love you, Sam!
~ Patty ~