Friday, March 25, 2011

Where You At?

I love this song by Jennifer Hudson. Besides her amazing vocals, I am struck by how much it jives with the feeling of some of the birthmoms we came across in our adoption journey. They didn't want to talk much about birthfathers, but seemed to wonder if they would ever find a man willing to stick around. They are very strong, independent women, but it's not lost on them that they have to face raising children alone while I face it with a committed husband. A few times I felt them looking at me as if to say, "You don't realize how good you have it."

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Welcome to the World, Baby Cy

Having grown in several different ways, our family was finally completed last Friday, March 11, with the birth of this beautiful baby boy, Cyrus Rex, weighing in at a mere 5 lbs 9 oz. Cy was officially adopted Saturday. We felt there was one last little boy out there for us, and we're so grateful finally to have him. His birthmom is a woman of great courage, love, conviction, belief in God, and selfless love for this baby boy. We will always make sure Cyrus knows how much she loves him, and how courageously she faced this heart-wrenching moment in her life. Words can't express our gratitude.

As I am a word person and our choice of names always surprises people, I might as well explain this one. We felt Cyrus would be the final little "King" needed to crown our family. Thus he is named for the great King Cyrus of the Bible, who was most famous for integrating different peoples peacefully. His middle name is the latin "Rex," for King, used for all the kings of England--"William Rex," "Henry Rex," etc., which I have loved ever since we lived there.

You can view a slideshow of Cyrus at Password: 0311cyrusswensen