Sunday, February 8, 2015
All Things Considered
Today an adoptive mom said how hard it is to see pictures of adoptive families polished and gushing while she is completely stressed and overwhelmed. I hope I'm not guilty of painting a perfect picture for others. All things considered, I am truly happy. But that doesn't mean we don't deal with crying, whining, screaming and fighting on a DAILY basis. Between staying up late to feed Jordan an extra bottle and my thyroid not wanting to work, I am tired. Really, really tired. I mean, I fell asleep at my last Girl's Night out. Lame. Doctors appointments are stressful, especially when you have children with a rare condition and you have to continually educate them. There is always a huge pile of clean clothes waiting to be folded while the dirty clothes pile up and just for good measure, when we're the most behind, someone will wet the bed or throw up, just to add insult to laundry injury. It's hard to find the time to cross things off of my never ending "to do" list when hours a day are spent trying to feed children who struggle to feel hungry, helping kids with homework and cleaning up the same messes over and over. But there are so many happy moments amidst all of our craziness that, most of the time, I don't let it all get to me. And then there are the times when I do let it get to me and they aren't my proudest moments, but I do have them. I document our good times because I treasure them. I love to look back at them knowing we have created some pretty great memories together. They are what I like to give the most consideration to.