Thursday, November 26, 2009

"Thankful"- Josh Groban

For the third year in a row, I am posting this beautiful song by Josh Groban. I am thankful that it is this year, and not last year when I was in so much pain on Thanksgiving Day. I am thankful to each of you who helped me get through this past year. And I am so grateful that my family is intact once again. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, and may God bless you!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month. As you know, adoption is an integral part of my life, as both of my girls are adopted.

In fact, right now, I am in a different state, spending time with my oldest daughter's birth mom! What an emotional experience it has been. I never expected the full impact this has had on me, and it will take awhile for me to process it and even write about it.

Suffice it to say, I am grateful for this opportunity to meet TP's birth mom and the rest of her "new" family.

But, you know, somewhere in the mix of all of this, one thing has been overlooked. And that is I feel very left out. I'm the outsider now. It's been painful for me. Yet, I know how important and wonderful and exciting it is for TP. But, why do I feel like I am losing her????

More on this later, after I get a chance to think it all through. . .