As many of you may recall, one of the reasons I started this blog is because of my Mama. The ninth anniversary of her passing is this month on October 24th, but that day is really no different from every day. I miss her every day regardless of the anniversary of her passing, her birthday, or “whatever”. You also may remember that in the year of 1930, Mama was adopted from an orphanage in southern Mississippi. If she told us once, she told us a million times how very thankful she was to be scooped up by a Pastor on that Sunday afternoon. Her soon-to-be Daddy was visiting the orphanage with a deacon of the church and he couldn’t resist my Mama…Amidst the surprise of her soon-to-be Mommy, she would arrive at her new home with chocolate ice cream running down her white dress. Her three big brothers would run out to meet their new little sis. And that was how the adoption process went down for my Mama. She was forever grateful for the faith-filled Shivers Family that took her in and made her a true part of their family back in 1930.
Do you ever have a moment when you are scanning down the news feed of Facebook and you know that something that someone has shared was meant for you? That is how I felt earlier this week when I saw this video on adoptive parents, Ryan and Hailey Bailey’s wall: