Bewitching beauty

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.


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Filed under Adoption, Beauty, Children, Parenting, Relationships, Someone else said, Writing

One response to “Bewitching beauty

  1. Hi Gretchen!

    I’m so glad you posted on my blog, enabling me to find yours. Just delving in but you had me at hello. Sorry. Couldn’t help but being cheesy for a second. Love this quote; it’s beautiful and oh-so true. Can’t wait to see what else you’re doing over here…

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