Friday, August 15, 2008

The lucky ones.

Often times when people first meet my family, they tell us what good people we are to adopt "these" kids. They then proceed to tell us how lucky our kids are to have us. I know that people mean well, but really, they need to know, I am the lucky one. Truly blessed, actually. I was in such a dark place before they came into my life. I needed to be a mom more than I needed air. They rescued me. Each of them is truly an amazing person. Funny, quirky, intelligent, loving and life saving.

9 comments:

Trooper Thorn said...

What a sweet sentiment. I can tell you truly believe it too, even when the kids don't make you feel very lucky (I've read some of the 'adventures').

Thanks for your comments on Olympic outfits. I'm working on another posting today.

Flea said...

Did I not know you adopted? Guess not. :)

I don't think adopting is necessarily a "nice" thing to do, especially if you do it more than once. That's like saying you had a baby a second time to be nice. Being a parent is hard work, no matter how you get the kids.

I'm just saying that what you did, adopting, was BRAVE. And heroic. And wonderful. And a huge commitment. Nice? Giving someone flowers is nice. :) You're a parent. That's a full time job, with heart strings attached.

Jen said...

Sometimes people mean well but they don't know what they are saying can be hurtful. That is so sweet what you said about your kids. I am gone through some similar feelings before we had ours. Even though, they can try my patients, each and every day I am reminded about how much I am loved and how much I love them.

Jen said...

In my other comment, I was going to tell you that my foot is feeling much better, still looks bad but doesn't hurt. Thanks for the well wishes. :)

Squirty Wart said...

I liked Fleas comments...

"Nice? Giving someone flowers is nice. :) You're a parent. That's a full time job, with heart strings attached."

I get that all the time, myself with The Little Man. Do people not realize how many people there are out there that want to adopt?

And as we tell our little blessing, we wanted him and prayed for him!

I just smile and tell people that we are the lucky ones and know that they will never truly get it unless/until they have experienced it themselves. ;)

Love ya!

Debateur said...

This is my first visit to your blog so I don't know your whole story but this post is really touching to read.

Rhea said...

Wonderful post! I love that you needed to be a more almost more than you needed air. So sweet.

mommaof4wife2r said...

i hear the same thing about my kiddos. its visibly clear we are not all biologically related...and we're quite a motley crew so we stand out. we also foster...and i hear how wonderful people think it is too. not really...but it's really awesome and we have learned so much through every kiddo.

and, i agree 10000000%...the families, we're the lucky ones!!

Krista said...

I think people that know you and R$ (ha) think you are extraordinary people and of all the places those little angels could have gone to, they were sent to the most wonderful people in the world. It's amazing what a match you all are!