Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Brothers, My Heroes...


On March 1st & February 14th of each year we celebrate in our family the anniversaries of my brother's adoptions from Korea. This year I got to thinking about these little boys. They were so frigthened & all alone traveling to parts unknown. They arrived at the home of strangers who did not even speak their language. They were so little, only 5 & arriving at the airport was so overwhelming to them. There were bumps, scrapes & even some bruising along the way to becoming adjusted to their new life. However, it did not take much time before these sweet little boys were pulling on my heart strings. You see, as the oldest child & not having any brother's before this, I was quite nervous about their arrival in my life. as difficult & hard as it was for them to come here & start a new life, my sister & I also had much anxiety about their arrival. But once seeing their sweet little faces with their troubled looks, dressed in the clothes we sent for them, it was no longer difficult for me. I instanty fell in love with them. I was smitten, I was completely enthralled with them. They were "MY" brothers. They were the pieces that were missing to complete our family. It didn't take much time for us all to find a rythmn in our new lives. It was as if they had been with us forever. They were truly a gift to me, one that I cherish deeply. I could not imagine my life any other way & so on 2/14 & 3/1 I celebrate them & their arrival into our lives & completing it in ways none of us ever imagined. They were chosen by us to come & complete our family. My life is truly blessed b/c of their arrival into my life! People often tell me how lucky they were to come here & live with us, but they are wrong, we are the lucky ones. Thank you Peter & Michael for being true reminders of what life is about!
Hugs,

4 comments:

Storykeeper said...

Some families come about because of blood. Others are made from love. May you have many happy anniversaries.

Mrs. V said...

I loved this glimpse into your family and the power of the line switching around who was lucky.

Elizabeth G. said...

What a wonderful moment. It's nice to hear about the anticipation and joy that happens on both ends of an adoption. It sounds like you have a very blessed family.

DHTMaster said...

It's good to get a reminder of how infinite a capacity we have to love. Equally, we have a capacity to hate. But more often than not, when we see what is real about a person and not what we assume- that love grows.