I needed a picture of the 3 little ones for something special. I mean I had a photo of the 3 youngest children, but it was kinda dated. And I had this one, but... it's... well... it's kinda scary in a crazy way. So one morning before school I hurried them outside before we got in the car for school and told them to sit down for a quick picture. That's when Mimi held her arm out like she is doing in the below picture. I couldn't figure out what she was doing, or why she was doing it.
Mom: Mimi, put you arm in, okay?
Mimi: But mom, I'm putting my arm around my new brother!
The littles are excited to have a new brother. But they are also unsure of how that will actually play itself out. These 3 are as thick as thieves, and keeping it real, I'm not sure how a new little person will fit into their little pack. I know these wonderfully-made children really have little to no idea what is to come with the adoption on their new brother. Heck, we don't even know what is to come! But for now, they are embracing the idea of their new brother with joy and open hearts... and literally with their open arms. And that's a great start! It's our job to prepare them for the reality of what may come... something that does not involve an easy journey for us or for them but ends with redemption and an amazing heart. We take that job very seriously, but we're sure that this is the right thing to do and committed to doing everything in our power to prepare all ourselves and our children for this new adoption journey.