Friday, November 4, 2011

What About Ace?

I was well aware when we made the decision to adopt, that our choice would be met with opposition. It isn't "normal". Anything different will inevitably be questioned, doubted, and even frowned upon. There were several questions that we were often asked when someone was "unsure" of this "crazy idea" we had. One of them was, "what about Ace?"

"What about Ace? This could ruin her life." or "What about Ace? How will this effect her?" "Won't she be confused? Won't she be extremely jealous? Won't you have to spend all of your time devoted to this child with Down Syndrome and not have enough time for her?"

While deep down in my heart and soul I was confident that bringing Archie into our family would be nothing but a blessing for Ace, the questions and concerns regarding her happiness definitely cost me some sleep. I had to keep a strong faith and know that God wouldn't have called us to be Archie's family if it wasn't something that was going to be positive for our daughter.

So, what about Ace?
You tell me.....




The start of last night's slumber party.....
10 PM....
10:30 PM....

11:30 PM....

Midnight....
12:30....





I'd say she is a pretty happy and proud little sister!

And as it turns out, this is her normal. She doesn't know any different. In her precious 3 year old mind, having babies "from tummies", as she puts it, is what's unusual. We were recently talking about the difference between adopting and having a "tummy baby" (have I mentioned this kid asks an insane amount of questions.) Anyway, she asked so I was doing my best to explain it to her, and she simply said to me, "but mom, there's babies at Archie's orphanage who don't have a mommy and daddy and sister and brother and doggie and house".

November is National Adoption Month, and because I told Ace that we aren't going to be able to bring another brother or sister home right now (she asks for one almost every day), we could pick one to say prayers for and try and help find them a family. Today she chose a precious little boy who I will share with you all tomorrow! How I love my baby girl's heart.

Lots of Love!
Lisa

4 comments:

Beth said...

I think it's FABULOUS!!! And Ace - well she looks like she and Archie were meant to be siblings!!! God Bless!

Heather and Suzanne said...

Archie is Ace's sister, it was meant to be, there is NOT a doubt in our minds...he was a part of your family from the get go!
clay and suzanne

Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

Sweet Ace! ;-)

Anonymous said...

couldnt stop laughing

their sleeping positions are to funny

greetz

toni

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