In honor of National Adoption Month, we’re featuring a few stories about adoptions and adoptive families.
Hey. Henry here. I’m the granddad in this motley group of book jockeys. I’m the one who’s pretty old-school. I like Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy and Horatio Hornblower and stories about soldiers and all that. You know, tough stuff. Not saying I’m a tough guy or anything, though I am a former Marine so… yeah, maybe I’m tough.
Until it comes to my granddaughter. My daughter (ok, my daughter and her husband) adopted Grace 3 years back, and I admit I didn’t quite get it when they made the decision. Blood means a lot to guys like me who fought for their country, but when I first saw Grace’s little hand in my daughter’s, something in this old turkey melted. So I relate a lot to Jay on Modern Family, being the grandad to a beautiful kid. Jay doesn’t always catch on right away, but he usually comes around in the end. There are kids out there right now who need love and a home, and I’m damn proud that my daughter stepped up to welcome one in and make her family.
How to Commemorate
- Dress up in costumes.
- Go ice skating.
- Go trapezing.
- Plan a Halloween funhouse.
- Take a family portrait? (I don’t know. How do you guys come up with stuff for this every time?)
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