Have you read Kisses from Katie yet?
It's the kind of book you want to read with a pen or highlighter in hand so you can underline quotes and phrases and powerful reminders of who God is and what He has called each of us to. Or, in my case, there are too many lines so you just take pictures of pages you want to imprint on your heart forever.
If you haven't read it, I highly recommend adding it to your fall reading list.
I love the following quote. Not only because I live it and believe it to be true, but because it comes from a 20-something mom of 13 adopted girls. Being a mommy isn't about dna. It's about receving with open arms the tender hearts God has given us to care for.
“...because "Mommy" is forever. It's such a powerful name. Mommy means "I trust you." Mommy means "you will protect me." Mommy is for shouting when you need someone dependable and for laughing with when you are excited. Mommy is for crying on and cuddling with when you are sad, or giggling and hiding behind when you are embarrassed. Mommy is the fixer of boo-boos and the mender of broken hearts. Mommy is a comfort place - a safe place. Mommy means "you are mine and I am yours and we are family.”--Katie Davis