Even though yesterday was a tad insane, I’d say 95% of the time I absolutely love what I do. I enjoy writing through Bella’s nap, trying to come up with different perspectives on things for posts, researching military ideas I didn’t know about. It’s been an amazing past few months finally being able to do this. Although I have off days, just like everyone, I am always thankful for the opportunities I have to do what I love.
This past week and then some, I’ve written about both the adoption and why I write as openly as I do about our lives and my feelings. It’s not always easy – there has been a lot of flack over the past 2 1/2 years of me blogging that would cause me to hesitate sharing anymore. I’m so glad I did and I still do.
I get emails from people saying that sharing my story has changed their lives – but you have to know that when you write me with your story or encouraging words,
it changes mine.
I don’t know what I would have done the last few months without women who have come alongside me with similar stories of loss or simply aching hearts for what life handed us, and chose to be the encouragement and support we needed. Isolated as we are a lot of the time, I’ve managed to heal from the words of people hundreds and thousands of miles away.
So thank you. For supporting me here, on Babble, on Military Family. For the likes, comments, retweets, shares, and emails you all take your time to do. It matters to us.
- Putting Your Heart Out There – Why I find writing publicly on things we are dealing with to be so hard, and how sometimes it would be easier to not say anything until it worked out.
- Who Knew? 10 Famous Adoptees in History – Some of these might surprise you – they did me! And the stories behind them are often both incredibly sad and inspirational.
- Waiting on a Waiting Child – We received our first waiting child email and inquired about a couple of the little boys in it. Read how that process works.
- We’ll Never Circumcise Our Adopted or Biological Sons. Here’s Why. – Pretty self explanatory. I tried to make it as non-judgmental as I could while explaining why we feel the way we do – especially since we’ll be bringing home a toddler.