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:

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.