Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tears of Joy

On Monday evening, I received a phone call from my brother. The moment I heard his trembling voice, I became very concerned and asked him what was wrong. He began to recount the details of his day and said that he and his lovely wife had been approved for adoption.

I was ecstatic! However, I was confused with his reaction. I could hear him weeping on the phone. Isn't this what he's been waiting for? I slowly repeated the good news to see if I had heard him correctly; he confirmed it was true. Then what was the matter? I realized he was sobbing tears of joy. I guess it's been an emotional journey for my brother and sister-in-law. Finally, after two and a half years, they're one step closer to becoming parents. I can only imagine the sense of relief, and elation he must have felt at that very moment. I know it's been a long, difficult process for them but at least, they will soon have a little one to call their own.

I expressed my happiness, and congratulated them. I proudly announced the wonderful news to family and close friends. After all, I'm going to be an auntie, and my boys will have a new cousin.

My brother was overwhelmed with emotion but he summed it up beautifully, "Today I feel unspeakable love."

As do we, dear brother.

We wish both of you all the happiness in the world.


  1. First and foremost, heartiest congratulations
    to your brother and your family Melanie.

    For most of us who are fortunate to have children, it must have been difficult to imagine what your brother must have felt at that very moment, to have a a bundle of joy to call his own.

    What magnanimity he and his wife displayed in embracing someone not of his own blood and
    in giving unconditional love to a child so
    in need of a home.

    A happy beginning indeed. I know your family
    will treasure this joy for years to come.

  2. What a sweet story! Besides the happiness that they have to be parents, it is wonderful that they are bringing a child into a home so obviously thrilled to have him or her.

  3. How sweet and lovely this piece of news is... :) :)

    Yes, taking the next step of parenting... :) Here, I wish your brother and his lovely wife, all the best.. :) :)

  4. My congratulations to the would be parents. I am happy for your brother and sister in law. :)

  5. I can not understand their feelings completely, but I can sense the moment of their happiness, when they came to know about their own baby. Thats why it is said that do good, have good. They adopted the child, and finally they are about to have their own. I can just wish them many many more happiness in their lives.

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  7. That is such a great moment of happiness, joy and an undefinable feeling, that they are about to have their own baby, after adopting a child. So that they will have two little children to share their sorrows and happiness. I want to wish them all the very best

  8. I can not stop my tears, as one of my best friend is also going through this phase, but the difference is that her family and her husband are not in the favor of adoption of a child. So she is quite hopeless now. Praying for her

  9. I do adoption assessments for a living and my heart swells with every approval! I'm thrilled for your brother and for the lucky child who will get to feel his love!! Congrats to you all!!!!!

  10. For a couple who cannot bear their own, it must have been a different situation to adopt a child. Not their own blood but it seems they are so delighted, happy and can already feel the love towards the child. It's a good thing to share your blessings to others. Many couples out there cannot bear a child but instead they adopt a pet =) Well we have our own interest right?


  11. Hi there Mel
    Haven't heard from your blog for some
    time...Busy lately ? Just dropping by
    to say hi :)