January Cloud of The Month!!February 3, 2011 8:46 pm 5 Comments
Hi. My name is Tara. My husband and I have four biological children together. In 2007 we decided we wanted to add to our family by adoption. We took in a sibling group of three children and had our adoption finalized in March 2009! Our newest additions came from a background of neglect and abuse. They have been so hurt and broken in their young lives. They also struggle with the whole idea of being adopted, to them it is something bad.
Given their pasts, they have had limited experiences. When they moved in with us they had never been to a grocery store, a restaurant, and ice cream stand, and they had also never been told about Jesus. We introduced them to their Heavenly Father. We also introduced them to music. Mark’s music is always being played in our house, my other children just love him. Our littlest children soon came to love him and began singing for the first time ever. Without even realizing it, they were singing about adoption, “You gave life to me…..” We were so blessed to see that Mark was coming to Dickson City, Pa for a small concert. Out littlest children had never been to a concert either! We immediately got tickets for our family, minus the littlest one, she was too young to attend the event. The concert was wonderful, the kids enjoyed it so much. After the concert, we were all able to meet Mark and have our picture taken, that is when we told our adopted children that Mark was adopted. He was the first person they ever met that was also adopted. We mentioned this to Mark, and he introduced himself as their friend! That moment made such an impression on their young lives, they had met someone else, someone they saw as “good” who was adopted, it gave them a hope that everything could be okay. It was a moment of healing for them, and for us as they began to realize what a true blessing adoption is in their young lives!
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