11/21/2011 12:26 pm

posted on Mon, Nov 21 2011 12:26 pm by Steve Majors

The following blog is by Joey Guerra from the Houston Chronicle blog.

Every time Emerson smiles, I tear up. Not necessarily a full-on cry (though that’s been known to happen a few times). More like a mist, a dew, a glaze of watery happiness.

He has a fantastic smile that bursts from his cheeks, carves out his dimples and lights up his eyes. It’s sudden and startling, like he’s seeing me for the first time. He doesn’t even know what it is yet. But he understands the feeling. Pure, unfettered joy.

(OK, I’m doing it again now. Give me a second.)

I smiled when I read that this was National Adoption Month. We’re still very much newbies — all three of us — but it’s a nice acknowledgment. Do we get a T-shirt? A bag full of coupons? For more, click here.