My son Kyle is one of the bravest people I know. He was adopted from China one year ago at the age of three. In one afternoon, his life was completely turned upside down and sideways.
I recently met a Chinese man who congratulated me on giving my kids a home.
I am a much more compassionate, empathetic and tolerant human because of the rocky road my family traveled to bring these children in to our fold.
We celebrate the days the waiting stopped.
As an adoptive parent, I get asked lots of questions about the process and how I feel about my adopted children from family, friends and strangers.
I wonder often about what kind of men my boys will be. Sure, I wish them success and happiness but above all I want my boys to have the kind of compassion that blooms from empathy.
Start appreciating what you have. Start right now.