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Saturday, January 15, 2011

"It's that time again!"

It's that time again! In previous posts that I've written before that are no longer available, I wrote about our experiences and the importance that Camp Homewood provides for our children.
Just in case you're not aware, we've been attending an adoptive family camp twice a year at Camp Homewood. Our children are very excited every time we go! For us it's not just a camp with multiple activities. It's a camp where we all have something in common, adoption. There is a few families that attend religiously including ours. All of our children have established friendships, not only friendships but a support network of friends that we call "family" Adoption not only has grown our family significantly, it's grown our family Province wide. In a past post I explained about our extended family, family for us is not only about "our" family. It's about keeping healthy individuals that love our children and that want to be a part of our family together. Past foster parents become Grandparents, healthy relationships between birth family and our family grows through our adoption community. I can't help but write the importance what ALL our family means to us. I would have never thought during our first years adopting that we'd be blessed with so many important people in our lives. It's truly a wonderful life we lead. This wouldn't be possible if I didn't contact Cathy Gilbert, an Adoption Support Coordinator for Central and North Vancouver Island. A mother of sixteen children and a family that we've come to know and love. Through her we've met many families that are now a part of ours. Camp Homewood wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for Cathy. With her help, we've been able to support our adoptive community by hosting potluck dinners through-out the year and continue to hold our annual Christmas Party. A beautiful woman and friend! Thanks to her, we're off to another adoptive adventure! Camp Homewood! Tonight we had dinner with whom we call family (dear friends of ours) another large family that just connects, we seem to mold together like a bunch of sticks on one tree. The cutest thing was when we're saying, "Goodbye" our children were counting sleeps until they saw each other again, six sleeps until Camp Homewood! Six sleeps until we see our whole network of extended families! Our BIG flashlight Dad that saves the night with his technical abilities and completely awesome talented children that inspires us all with magic! Oh and Dianne, "I hope your family is coming this time!" Even I'm counting the sleeps, 6,5,4,3,2,1! See you there!

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