May 18, 2009

An All-Round Great Circle

I have written a lot about my family. Family has always been a big part of my life. I knew that when it was time to get married, that my husband's family would be an extension of a new part of my life. What I didn't expect was to have hit the in-law jackpot! When I showed Le's mom my engagement ring almost six years ago, she burst into tears and told me that her family was finally complete. I didn't know at the time how much Le's family and friends would complete my life. Every holiday, birthday, and special occasion is celebrated, not just by my biological family, but the amazing group of people I married into. When I graduated from law school, I know I had the biggest group of supporters than anyone else. And through this adoption process, nothing has changed. This past mother's day, for the first time, I received my first mother's day cards. Although I am not yet a mother, Le loves to tell everyone that I am "paper pregnant". My mother in law and husband sent me flowers and a wonderful friend donated money to Mocha Club in my name for mother's day (Meg, I still can't tell you how cool that was of you!). My mother and sister came for dinner to celebrate together and I had to give thanks for such an amazing group and thank you all for continuing to celebrate our children who are not yet here; I know that love is felt even across an ocean.


Nikki said...

Oh, please know how very blessed your are to have a wonderful mother-in-law. I cannot imagine a more wonderful thing than to be loved and supported by your husband's mother! Hope we get to see you guys again soon!

Ann Andrews said...

You are so very special to us. Every parent prays for a wonderful mate for their child, and we are so blessed that you picked our family! We know that Heavenly Father loves you and has some beautiful spirits for you to guide and love!

All our love,
Mom & Dad A.