Sometimes being a parent is just…..hard. Really hard. Maybe I am just at my limit today of tantrums, biting and whining. There are days I really miss sitting on the couch all day doing nothing. Tony and I talk about the days when we would work so hard all week long and then have two days to do absolutely nothing. It gave us just the right amount of energy to start all over again the next week. But now, at the end of a really long day…we still have to be parents to a two year old who talks our ears off with jibberish, and throws food, and toys, and whatever else he can get his grubby little hands on when he’s mad. And at the end of a long week we really don’t get a “weekend”. It’s just more time-outs, freak-outs, and lots and lots of playing. And playing for a two year old boy is seriously PLAYING. It’s jumping off things and wrestling and getting dirty…it’s literally exhausting.
BUT….When we tuck him in at night, and he is still jabbering about all the things he did that day…I don’t want to be anywhere else. And I can’t wait to wake up and do it all again. And again and again.
We are about to do this whole thing all over again…are we crazy? Yes. We are literally out of our minds. We were finally able to send out the first check for the adoption today. We filled out the first of thousands of papers, wrote our check, prayed over it and then dropped it in the mail. I am giddy. I know we still have a long road but I could just pee my pants thinking about another baby right now.
SO…if we can’t go out to dinner with you for awhile, we hope you’re not offended…and if we start asking every two weeks for money…we hope you’re not annoyed. Our main goal right now is to give a child a home, we hope you are as excited as we are to give this little one a chance to thrive. So be prepared to be bombarded with fundraisers for the next year, because that’s basically all we will be doing. Thanks to everyone who has already supported this little one. You are impacting a child’s life for eternity and we are so grateful that you are.
Oh and side note....Tony and I just went to see a documentary on adoption called STUCK. It may be coming to a city near you so go and support a great cause...but bring your kleenex, because if you are anything like me you will sob the entire time.
Also go to this website
and sign the petition to make international adoption an option for more families.
The petition looks like this: