One of the most asked questions that I get about the adoption: “What are you most excited about & what are you most nervous about?”
Allow me to answer,
Most excited: we are going to have a family, we are going to be a family of seven! I will have five new people to love and care about. The noise, messes, laughter, constant busyness, seeing my husband be a father, homework, sibling fights, special moments with mom & dad, Christmas morning, my parents becoming grandparents, getting to tell my kids about Jesus, telling my children I love them.
Most nervous: we are going to have a family, we are going to be a family of seven! I will have five new people to love and care about. The selflessness required of a parent, emotions, worry, inadequacies, tantrums, anger, insecurities, physical needs, mental needs, not living up to “America’s standards”, not living up to my family’s standards, not living up to my standards.
I was talking to my Aunt Suzy about the “most nervous” side and then received this delightful book from her in the mail:
It reminded me that my insecurities are okay, because being a parent is hard & exhausting but as Aunt Suzy says “worth it”!
At the dinnermesa,