March 17, 2015 will be a day that will live in infamy…at least for my family. You see, my wife and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on March 16, 2015. It has been a great marriage that we have had. We have enjoyed our lives together through thick and thin. But on March 17, 2015, we closed the adoption on our two sons. They are brothers from Florida. They are nine and four years old. They light up whatever room they enter. They have such great personalities.

Elijah is our nine-year-old. He is quite smart and loves to build stuff with his Lego’s. Just as in The Lego Movie, I would be like the dad that expects for everything to be built according to the pictures in the Lego instruction books. After they are built, I would be the one who would then put “kragle” on them to keep them just the way they are supposed to be. After watching that movie with Elijah, he retorted, “Dad, did you see how the son was able to build so many different things with all of the Lego’s?” My reply, “Yes, I did see that. Are you telling me that I need to lighten up?” “Daaaaaaaad!”

Giovanni is our four-year-old. He is quite smart as well. He is somewhat mischievous and likes to play…he likes to play a lot! He jokes around and makes all sorts of faces. Someone will be looking at him and all of a sudden he crosses his eyes. His smile is infectious. He has more energy when it is time for bed than anyone that I have ever known. He loves to run and play outside. He is curious. Although he is only four years old, he is already wearing what a five or six-year-old would wear. He is eating more and more and growing by leaps and bounds.

So, the Lord has blessed us with these two little ones. My prayer is that I will be the Dad that God wants me to be to them. I already know that my Cheryl is the Mom that God has called her to be. I am thankful to God for these two sons of mine.

Published by D.J. Gorena

Follower of Jesus Christ, husband, dad, pastor, and twinless twin.

One thought on “Adoption

  1. Thanks for sharing brother. Your’ story is an inspiration and fills us with hope for the day when we will meet our children for the first time.

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