Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Difficult Day!

A few weeks ago, I was in class with the children teaching. Side note I teach at a Classical Education school where my kids range in age from 3-6. My two 3 year olds are in my class and it is funny what they call me either, mom, teacher, Miss Somer, or Mrs. Chevrier. The rest of the class mainly calls me Mrs. Chevrier. I just thought that was funny!

Anyways, we were all sitting at the table making snowflakes and one of the kids asked why Avi and Anderson weren't making the snowflake correctly. I explained to him that Avi and Anderson are only 3 and they are just working on the concept of cutting paper.

He then asked me why they were both 3 and if they were twins? I proceeded to tell him that they are our "God Twins." A side note, the little sweet boy asking these questions is 5 years old. I told him Avi is adopted and Anderson came from my tummy and they are 5 days apart.

Then he asked some very difficult questions all at once. Questions that I didn't think that I would need to answer so soon. He asked me, "Why is she adopted?" "Who is her real mom?" "Where did she come from?"

Wow, I was definitely taken a back from all of these very difficult questions. I told him that God gave Avielle to us and that I am her real mom. I also told him that Avi and Anderson were born in Florida.

Avielle was in the room, but she seemed to not be affected by the discussion. Avielle is a smart cookie and she is very observant, but I don't think she quite understands everything yet. Avi does know that she grew in her birth mother's tummy and she has seen pictures of her birth mother.

I know that these will be questions that will come soon from others and from Avi. I love that adoption is more prevalent in this day an age. Both Chevy's sister's are adopted and my sister has just completed her adoption book and is hoping to adopt soon. Our good friends have also just adopted. I think that will help in Avi's growing up years to know others who are adopted. I also know that those who love the Lord have also been adopted by Him. That is the perfect model of God's unconditional love.

Avielle we love you with all of our hearts. You are such a miracle and we love every moment with you. We are excited to see what God has in store for you and how He is going to use your talents!


  1. Wow that is tough. B is four so he asks some pretty difficult questions sometimes. I have been thinking about making him a life book I think that would help to explain things a bit more clearly.

  2. Oh, Avi is such a lucky little girl that God chose you to be her parents :o)