Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Today I went out into the garage to find a box sitting right in the middle of the floor. It was addressed to Eric, but I opened it anyway:) Inside the box I found a book called "Lifebooks: Creating a Treasure for the adopted child." I was soooo excited and realized Eric had surprised me! He said he knew how much I wanted to get started on Cohen's lifebook but had no idea where to start. It takes you through and shows you how to create a lifebook for Cohen, with ideas about how to explain certain situations that are specific to adoption to children and stuff like that. I LOVE it. Traditional baby books really are awful for us adoptive parents. It asks a lot of questions that are not adoption friendly :) So, this will be awesome to make him his very own book that tells his story from birth and then we can add to it as he grows! I am so excited to make this for him to have as a link between his history and his life now, and I just think it will be key in helping us familiarize him with so many ideas and to help him embrace his story!!!! I love so much that my sweet husband did this thoughtful thing for me but probably more for Cohen! I'll let you know how it goes!

"He upholds the cause of the oppressed...He sustains the fatherless and the widow" -psalm 146:7&9