How has adoption impacted your lives?
How has it not impacted our lives? We think that it has made us more grateful and appreciative of what we have. My friend once said to me: “You never complain about anything when it comes to being a mom, like others I have heard.” I explained to her that I have been waiting my whole life to be a mom, so there is nothing to complain about. I am enjoying every minute. The good, the bad and the ugly. Don’t get me wrong, we still struggle with parenting and things are not always perfect, but we would never complain about it because this is what we have always wanted. When things come easy to someone or you haven’t walked in their shoes, you can’t understand. The flip side of this is that because of adoption, we have made some wonderful friends who truly understand EVERYTHING! We go through this journey with them as “adoptive parents” and the children will never feel alone because they will always know that they have someone just like them to talk about whatever they need too.