I’m sorry I have not written a post in awhile. I tend to get really excited and start something then once things become normal every day life it is hard for me to keep following through. I’ve gotten distracted with trying to start up a few fundraisers and I haven’t made time to keep writing, which is a major part of this waiting process that I actually truly love. It’s really something that I need to get better at, so here’s to staying consistent and keeping everyone up to date on what’s going on in our waiting.
I want to let you in on what I’ve been trying to process and think about. First of all, I want a clear purpose to why I’m writing. I long to connect with others who are interested in adoption, our journey, or both, to bring excitement and awareness to adoption, and to be open and vulnerable about my life and journey. One idea I’ve been thinking through is to post a monthly informative post about adoption- either facts, favorite resources, documentaries, or ways to get connected. I’m also going to commit to posting at least once a week to connect with all of you and be vulnerable and open about what is going on in my life and adoption journey. My hope is that you feel connected and encouraged through my writing and ideas and also learn a little about adoption along the way. Writing things out help me to process my feelings and gain a clearer perspective about things that go on in every day normal life. I am so thankful for you who are following our blog and I would love to hear your comments, questions, or ideas for blog posts. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you ever had a day where all you want to do is eat an entire bag of candy and binge watch Netflix shows? That’s how I feel today; it’s hard to get anything done, let alone done well. After a long, emotionally tiring weekend on top of a crazy week, I am just plain tired emotionally and physically. On days like today where I feel heavy hearted and somewhat discouraged in the waiting and the fundraising and just wanting to hold our own little baby I absolutely just want to ignore all the feelings and disconnect. This is not what I ultimately need though, so today I choose to connect, to be vulnerable and to write for the whole world to see. I chose to get out of bed and go over to a sweet friend’s house to talk about life and adoption and raising babies and be open and honest about how messy and crazy my life is right now. I chose to engage and talk when my husband asked what was wrong instead of saying fine and letting it go. I think it’s normal to have days like I’m having today but I want to encourage you to reach out to those who support you and love you for who you are. They will be a bigger support and source of encouragement than “Friday Night Lights” and a bag of Superfruit Starbursts ever will be.