He is like me!

Well today has been quite a day.  Supermom woke up super early this morning and corralled the two youngest ones off with her to the dentist.  We are trying to get our bi-annual checkups completed.  I followed them to the dentist with the oldest.  Now, a trip to the dentist is always a bummer deal for me, cause I have a less than stellar record of keeping my periodontes white and shiny! 

But what made this day more exciting was waking up and not being able to speak clearly due to a rather coarse sandpaper feeling in my throat.   So when I got to the dentist and sat down to be cleaned, rather hacked at with metal toothpicks and fingernails on a chalkboard type instruments, I was rather unconversational with the dental hygenist.  One word answers flew out of my mouth as reluctant and nasaly as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs with a clothespin pinching it’s tail.  I know that makes no sense but hopefully it made you laugh! 

Now that in itself would all be a wonderful blog, but the main reason I write is something the real dentist said to me. You know how the dentist comes in to check the hygenists work and pokes you with the longer more painful metal toothpick searching for cavities by pressing the pointed metal tip in those sensitive areas on your teeth and waiting to see you flinch or squirm in pain.  Well lucky for me I was cavaty free, bummer for the dentist.  I don’t know how they stare at mouths all day, after just a minute looking at my teeth in the mirror, I begin to see why dentist are some of the most depressed MD’s in all of ‘doctordum.’

But my point.  As he was examining my teeth he noticed the gap I have in my upper 2 front teeth and he made this comment, "You’re son has the exact same gap in his teeth!"  Wow.  He doesn’t know our kids are adopted and I wasn’t about to correct his innocent comment, because I love to hear stuff like that, it makes me feel humbled and helps me remember that God does know what he is doing when he enlarges families through adoption.  I am a happy dad, with clean teeth today! 

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  1. Jessica says:

    One of my brothers is adopted from Korea, but we did the same thing, saying he’s got Mother’s eyes or Daddy’s cheeks, etc. He is just as much a part of our family, even if not by birth! Maybe it’s kinda like how people start to look more like each other as they’ve been married a long time…ever notice that?

  2. Heidi Gray says:

    So true, my son is also adopted, but I know that from the beginning God’s plan was for him to be with us…He just used a different mode of getting us our son. I really believe that when God knit together your son (as with mine) he was thinking of you (and me) when he created this perfect life, and just to show His might, he put a small gap exactly where it needed to be! I LOVE THIS!!

  3. Christy says:

    Hi there,
    Our dossier for 3 kiddos was just sent to Manizales – and it’s funny, your story was one of the first we read when we began our adoption journey with CHI in 2007.
    Anyway – wanted to say hello and see if perhaps we could be in touch if we do get a referral from this region.
    God bless.

  4. Bruce says:

    So true, my son is also adopted, but I know that from the beginning God’s plan was for him to be with us…He just used a different mode of getting us our son. I really believe that when God knit together your son (as with mine) he was thinking of you (and me) when he created this perfect life, and just to show His might, he put a small gap exactly where it needed to be! I LOVE THIS!!