Tuesday, June 22, 2010

a brief time-out...

Very soon now, I will start talking about adoption again. We're in the waiting, and it's just a matter of time... and I still need to raise like $20,000+ dollars, so I'll start being creative and selling T-shirts and maybe blood or kidneys, and I will preach at you again and make you think about starting an orphanage in your apartment building or something.

I think I needed an emotional break from it all, both from the disappointment of losing this potential baby and more, really, from some of the critical feedback I got in Texas. Most of it was just teaching moments- this is what adoption is, this is how it works, this is why it costs so much. I can handle that. I have a much harder time when it's anonymous reports coming back to me, of really hurtful and sharp statements. I can't defend myself against the faceless, and I really don't want to try to take on that kind of stuff here, because I hate it when blogs go defensive and negative.

I have taken it in, swallowed the meat and spit out the bones. In other words, where there was truth, I try to take it, and separate it from the unkindness, and grow. Ouch.

Anyway, I feel mostly recovered. Therefore, I will soon jump back on my soapbox and answer some of the questions that came in a couple of weeks ago.

In the meantime, ponder this. An aquarium in a toilet. I don't have a great track record with fish, but I think this is awesome. And if something went wrong and the toilet bowl filled with goldfish, that would be kinda awesome, too.


  1. oh goodness gracious that pic is hysterical. hon, the waiting STINKS, the criticism STINKS but. . . a big BUT. . . it's so worth it.

    love ya,

  2. You're seriously awesome and one of my favorites!

  3. As a mother of two young boys, things could go seriously wrong with this, like target practice. (I meant the fishbowl, not the critics.)


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