Welcome to Day 9 of Cooking With Cricut's Every Day in May Blog-Aversary!
This is Jen of Musings of a Crafty Mom and I am so honored to post here today. Cooking With Cricut is having a month long Blogoversary Cele"bear"ation with postings and giveaways every day during the month of May - and each and every day there will be some kind of celebration posted!
Today I am celebrating adoption! I am the adoptive mother of four amazing children -- three are grown and on their own and my baby just turned seven. Each and every year we celebrate the day their adoptions were finalized. We call it their Adoption Anniversary -- I have a friend who is also an adoptive mother who calls it their "Gotcha Day." It's a big deal -- there is almost always a gift involved and a special dinner -- kind of like a second birthday.
Today is my youngest's anniversary and this is the gift I made for her. It is called a "Star Book" and it is basically a 3D card. It was pretty easy to make and features pictures of my little one from the time she joined our family at three months to present as well as a poem called "How Do We Love You."
The cartridges used are: George & Basic Shapes, Accent Essentials, Just Because Cards, and Mother's Day 2010. Please check out my blog for details and a link to the Star Book instructions.
Adoption is an amazing way to build a family. On any given day in my home state of Florida, there are approximately 850 children waiting for forever families. They are waiting for someone to love them, waiting for a place to call home. They come from varied backgrounds, circumstances, races and ethnicities. While some have specific medical, physical or emotional issues requiring special care, many do not. Some are part of sibling groups that want very much to stay together as part of a new family. Adoption isn't for everybody, but if you think it might be for you and your family, I encourage you to take a closer look.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Make sure you check back tomorrow and see the wonderful Graduation card Madison created!
Thanks so much!
Thanks so much!