I got a text message from my sister today, out of the blue, which said,
"Hey Bob...I talked to the kids and we decided that you guys don't have to do gifts for them this year...We want you to put it towards the adoption."
I was moved by that. Our nieces are 16 and 13, and our nephew is 10. They really don't live that far away, but we don't always get to see them as often as we should. They know adoption is complicated, and they know it's expensive. They also know it's important to us that we complete our family, and they love their little cousin. I called my sister this afternoon and told her to thank them, but we know when Santa stops here he'll drop off some stuff for the kids anyway. That's just how he rolls.
This year, one of the things I'm thankful for (and proud of) is that I have kids like that in my family.