A friend of mine, Anne, sent me this quote today. It’s published in one of those daily tear-off calendars and written by a friend of hers, Bill McGurn, with whom she worked years ago in Brussels and who now is a presidential speechwriter and father of three girls from China.
Like a good friend who knows what makes us tick, Anne thought of me when she read this. I’m glad she did.
“There is a beauty particular to adoption — the mystical joining of souls that in retrospect seems foreordained — but the beauty lies in the bewitching normalcy of it all. We feel the same sense of awe and wonder as other new moms and dads; we buy the same toys; and we bore all our friends with the same repertoire of stories.”
He is spot on — there is much beauty to be found in something as complex as adoption.