Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families.

Psalm 68:5-6

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

You Gavin's Mommy

We have been talking to Gavin about Esther for almost a year now. He looks at photo albums with her pictures in it. He sees her in photos all over our walls. He has skyped with her several times and knows that we go to Haiti to visit her. He knows who she is and mentions her frequently in his daily conversations. I've talked to him several times about the fact that she is his sister and is going to come live with us one day. I've tried to explain the adoption concept to him but he really doesn't understand. Tonight was the first conversation I have had with him that I felt like he was really paying attention. He was definitely trying to make sense of what I was saying. He saw this picture of Esther in a photo album.

This was the conversation that followed...

G: Mama, Esther likes lollipops and I do too!
Me: Do you think you and Esther will eat lollipops together when she comes home?
G: Esther in Haiti Mama.
Me: I know, but she is going to come live with us at our house one day.
G: Where is Esther's Mommy?
Me: Right here, I am Esther's Mommy.
G: *giggling* No, Mama. That's my Mommy. (pointing to me)
Me: You're right, I am your Mommy and I am Esther's Mommy. I love both of you!
G: You Gavin's Mommy. (and he runs off to play)

I guess he had enough of that silly conversation. He acted like I was trying to joke around by saying that I was actually "Mommy" to someone other than him. Although he looked a bit worried when I repeated it for a second time. I think we're going to have a bit of adjusting to do in the near future:) What a hard concept to explain to a 2 year old! I would love to get inside that little mind to see what his thoughts are. I'd love to know how much he really understands. He probably thinks we're crazy! Maybe he's right:)


23 days!!!


  1. Angela! I love your blog . . . you are SO talented! What an awesome way to share your journey. This is inspirational to me, and I'm sure many others. LOVE it!

  2. Thanks Laura:) We need to talk soon. I miss you!!!