Being an adoptee, I’ve often realized that one of the greatest gifts I have ever been given is that of life and a home. My birth mother chose to have me and my adoptive parents gave me a loving, stable home. In our culture, most people take these things for granted — they expect them and feel entitled for them — without ever really knowing how precious they are.
Earlier today I saw Elizabeth Barkley’s story of love and how she’s extended that to so many children (and animals!) who do not have those most basic things we all need. She is an inspiration to me. I hope she will inspire you Â as well.