The title of the previous post "Oh Happy Adoption Day" is taken from the book that we read together with Luka every year on his Adoption Day and usually on the eve the day before at bedtime. It is such a beautiful book and he loves to read it. Today he actually took it to school to share with his class. Here are the words in the book. It is actually taken from the lyrics of a folk song by John McCutcheon....
Oh, who would have guessed, who could have seen
Who could have possibly known
All these roads we have traveled, the places we've been
Would have finally taken us home
Let's shout it, "Hip, hip, hip, hooray!"
For, out of a world so tattered and torn,
You came to our house on that wonderful morn
And all of a sudden this family was born
Oh, happy Adoption Day!
There are those who think families happen by chance
A mystery their whole life through
But we had a voice and we had a choice
We were working and waiting for you
No matter the name and no matter the age
No matter how you came to be
No matter the skin, we are all of us kin
We are all of us one family