We Said It

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Adoption / Foster Care / In Transition

I wondered when and how it would happen. I tried to figure out who would say it first, and if he did, if I could say it back and mean it, and if I did, if it would put too much pressure on him. In the end, it was as natural as would be expected in a relationship that has just seem to fit from the beginning.

Monday, E and I celebrated 2 months living together as a family. We got Chinese take-out (it was also Chinese New Year). Tuesday, we had a rough day. He came home with a detention slip and spent most of the evening giving me the silent treatment, and I wasn’t feeling well. Wednesday we were pretty much back to normal. That night, as I tucked him in to bed, freshly showered after his basketball game, and leaned over to hug him, he said it: “Love you.”

I squeezed him a little tighter, and replied, “I love you, too.”

And I absolutely meant it.

The Author

I'm a pastor. I believe in radical love and ridiculous grace. I love to sing and sew, and have a shop on Etsy. I'm trying to make my ecological footprint smaller. I have chickens who provide endless entertainment. Oh, and I'm a formerly single mom by choice, son E (born 6/00, placed 11/23/11, adoption finalized 11/21/14) and now making a life with The Dude and his two kids, Girl-E (12/02) and C (9/04). Baby Bumpy due to arrive around 5/25/15! This blog chronicles my thoughts on faith, family, and the wild adventure we call Life!

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