For the first time, unsolicited, baby J ran over and wrapped his arms around my leg, and loudly declared “I lull oo, mommy!”
In this adoption journey, the thing that usually comes naturally between a mother and child looks a bit different, and it happens differently. And you know that in adoption this love from your child is not always a guaranteed thing.
It takes time. And patience, and grace. And even then, sometimes it doesn’t happen.
But when it does happen, it is especially sweet. Because of the waiting and hoping.
And it just makes you appreciate it that much more.