With no Internet at home until just this past weekend (yes, we finally got hooked up, but no I'm still not on very much), I have had more time to read. Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter was a book I actually signed up to review quite some time ago. However, I didn't have the correct cord to connect my Kindle Fire to my computer so it had taken me awhile to even download it. Finally, I got it downloaded and I was SO happy to have read this book.
Honestly, this book is one of the best adoption books I have ever read! Jennifer Grant is the biological mom to three and shares the joys, hardship, and journey of adopting her 4th child, a daughter. She does it all with a refreshing honesty about adoption that I believe is hard to find. Throughout the book is a sprinkling of humor that made me want to keep reading page after page.
As an adoptive mama, I thought that perhaps I had read all the books I needed to read in regards to adoption. It wasn't until I read this book, that I realized how very wrong I was. This is not a book that you should only read before the adoption journey (although I do think it would be helpful), rather this book is full of wisdom for after the journey as well.
I found myself highlighting several quotes throughout the book, in order that I could go back and re-read them and learn from them. Many of them I could relate to and understand, but this quote spoke to me for where we are at right now:
"I couldn't have foreseen that adopting my daughter would require her to experience a very real loss and that this loss would remain with her, and with me. Sometimes that loss would be as innocuous as a book on a shelf, sometimes as heartening as a conversation among old friends, and sometimes as violent as a crash of lightning."
If you are considering adopting at all, or if you have adopted, or even if you know someone who adopted, I highly would suggest for you to read this book. It will be well worth your time and leave you wiping away the tears with a smile on your face!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookSneeze.com I was not obligated to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own.