Last night when I picked Leanne up from her tumbling class my friend Sherry said I have to tell you the sweetest story about Leanne.
Leanne had spent the weekend with Sherry's daughter Lilly. While with them they went to a family cookout. Sherry and her sister were talking about her sisters daughter and her husband who have been trying to have a baby for over 8 years. They are a young couple who have had a terrible time becoming and staying pregnant. Because the couple had been trying so long and up until now had not been thought adoption was an option Sherry asked her sister if they were opening up to "other options". Sherry knew Leanne and Lilly were listening to the conversation and didn't know how sensitive Leanne was to conversations about adoption, she just said options. Sherry said Leanne perked up and said "what other option?" My dear friend said "well, Leanne I was talking about adoption." To which Leanne replied "Oh! Tell them adoption is not bad. It worked out great for me!".
Sherry said Leanne said it with such innocence and confidence. That is bought tears to all there eyes.
Leanne was right! Adoption is not bad. It is not second best. It has worked out well for me too.