Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Happy Heart: My Keely

The other night I sat on the couch with this little cutie and had one of "those" conversations that you don't forget as a mom.

She had a homework assignment and had to write a report on her birth.

I adopted Keely when she was 15 months old, so there are many details about her birth that I don't know.

She asked question after question, 
and we didn't know many of the answers.

I watched her try to be brave and to not be discouraged.
I watched her process the fact that her report would be a little different.

I decided to put her papers away for a bit so we could just sit and talk.

I wasn't adopted, so I have no point of reference for what it feels like, especially as a teenager.
I can imagine that it would be very hard to not know things that are IMPORTANT things.

At one point I asked Keely, "What are you feeling right now about being adopted?"
And she said, "Well, I wish I knew more, but I wouldn't change it. I'm glad YOU are my mom."

I tried hard to hold the tears in.
I feel the same.

I'm so very grateful I'm her mom.
She was my first miracle.

I'm grateful for being able to watch her overcome hard things, 
and remain in awe of her strength and determination.

I'm grateful for the chance to share every day with her.
She has taught me about life, about love, and about enduring hard things.
She has been through a lot with me, and has been my rock through it all.

I'm grateful that she loves me.
I'm grateful that she's mine.
And I will always be grateful for the trust placed in me to be her mom.

KEELY makes my heart happy.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing! Reading this post made my heart happy too.

kathy said...

wow Roni she has grown up into a beautiful young lady. You both are blessed from above.

Britney said...

Love you all!

Amy said...

That is so sweet Veronica. How could anyone not be so happy to have you in their life? Keely is a lucky girl to have you as her mom. You are the bestest. Much love!

Anonymous said...

This was so sweet to read. I sure do love Keely and all that her victories, large and small, silent and public, have taught me, even from afar. I'm so glad you posted this about her and you. You both are such dynamic and beautiful women!

Mom said...

Such a treasured, special moment in time. Thanks for sharing. I couldn't help think about the importance of being a mother, not just giving birth. There is such a difference. Keely is such a blessing in so many lives. I, too, am grateful that you were chosen to be her mom. She is a brave, courageous soul. She has endured much heart ache, yet has fought her way back up each time. I am so proud of her and of you and Ricky. She not only is blessed to have you, she is such a blessing. Give her a big hug and a swat for me.

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