When I was first introduced to the possibility of adoption almost 15 years ago, I had longed to be a mother so bad that I was willing to do anything (well, almost anything) to get a child. I wore my rose colored glasses and persevered through every issue with a smile and determination. I didn’t think about what would happen in the future, how I would deal with adoption issues or even what issues might arise. The only fear I had at the time was that when my children turned 18 they would want to go back to their birth mother (so glad our adoption is open!).
There are many things I wished I would have known, could have prepared for, or could have been warned about.
But the real question is; if I had known these things, if I had known I would hurt and feel a loss for the things I didn’t have, would I have still adopted?
Even if I take my rose colored glasses off,
the view is still remarkable.
“If you are lonely, please know you can find comfort.
If you are discouraged, please know you can find hope.
If you are poor in spirit, please know you can be strengthened.
If you feel you are broken, please know you can be mended.”
Jeffrey R. Holland