One of the hardest things about the adoption process is finding out that, much to your surprise, you don’t have the blessing of all family members.
When we decided to adopt a little girl with special needs from China we were excited to share the news with Susan’s mom. The fact that she was so vehemently opposed to the idea shocked us so much that since that time we have taken precautions to not bring up the subject again and asked other family members to refrain from doing so as well.
Now, two years later & with our trip only a week and a half away, we decided that it was time to sit down with her and gently let her know what was going on.
As I suspected; she thought that we had dropped the whole idea, and she was none too pleased when we brought it up again.
However, after talking to her about why this was important to us; explaining how we knew that this was God’s plan for us & showing her the photos & videos we have of Lemondrop…..
She began to soften to the idea. And, when reminded that her husband, Sues’ dad, had also been an orphan, the wall of resistance came down.
Momsy now not only accepts it as inevitable but is even looking forward to it. When she and Sue spoke on the phone today Momsy offered to pay for a stroller, car seat, or what ever else we may need.
After two long years of keeping this secret; afraid of upsetting her yet determined to follow through with the adoption; I can not put into words just how much of a burden has just left our shoulders.
There is much to be grateful for.
UPDATE: May 12, 2015, it is almost 2 months since we’ve been home and Momsy absolutely adores Lemondrop.