I smiled today as I saw a picture of an Easter care package that Lindsey sent to her children's birth families this year. The personal items she includes just melt my heart.
The time and thought she puts into all of the care packages she sends to her children's first families simply amazes me. Lindsey is that super mom you want so badly to hate because her awesomeness just doesn't seem attainable. (Sorry Lindsey if you are reading this. But it's true.)
Lindsey obviously has the spiritual gift of GIFT GIVING. So I comfort myself knowing that my spiritual gifts are different (SERVICE is mine).
Here is what I loved about her post today. She posts pictures about her care packages as a way to encourage adoptive parents to consider doing something similar so that their child's first families will feel valued and loved.
She closes her blog post today with this line. I have underlined my very favorite part of it that I think could stand alone, without any reference to gift giving.
"I hope this gives you some ideas (pin it for next year!) and encourages you to keep your open adoption alive and positive by keeping your promises."
I wish every potential adoptive parent was required to spend time in counseling with adoptive mothers like her. The adoption world would be a much better place.