Friday, February 26, 2010

Aggies, donkeys, and adoption

I tend to pick on those Aggies a lot. But I will probably encourage our boys to consider attending A&M because it is a good school, and has, for a public school, a very conservative student body and faculty. And most of all, I am so impressed with their well known, vibrant Catholic student organization. I've been following the Aggie Catholic blog for a while, and I thought this post today was a good one:

http://marysaggies.blogspot.com/2010/02/present-moment.html

We've certainly felt the same way as an infertile couple, longing for those beautiful horses across the pond.

This weekend will mark the fifth anniversary of our "consummation" in court. I used to think that was an unusual term for it - consummation - since I'd only thought of it in a sexual way. But I've come to love it. The dictionary definition is:

–verb (used with object)
1. to bring to a state of perfection; fulfill.
2. to complete (an arrangement, agreement, or the like) by a pledge or the signing of a contract.
3. to complete (the union of a marriage) by the first marital sexual intercourse.

Our sons didn't result from our marital embrace, but they certainly did fulfill its purpose. Thank you, God, for leading us out of our self-pity and despair, and showing us the little brown donkeys in our field.