Thursday, November 25, 2010

Y is for Yearning

Happy Thanksgiving!

I did a Google search for the word "yearn" and got the following contrasting definitions:

1. Have an intense feeling of loss or lack and longing for something.
2. Be filled with compassion or warm feeling.

Both of these definitions are so apt when talking about adoption. Parents who adopt yearn to hold a child in their arms. Children who were adopted yearn for a sense of home and to understand their place in the world. Extended families of those families built by adoption yearn for their loved ones to be safe and happy. We yearn over our son, the apple of our eyes!

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