The privilege of being a mother. May 08 2015, 0 Comments
As I mentioned earlier this week, I forgot about Mother's Day. Yes, as a magazine editor and mom blogger, it is in my face, yet I just couldn't grasp that it was just around the corner. I am pretty sure it's because my mind is a bit overworked due to my hectic life. These days I am working my full time job, juggling my boy, wifey to my husband, and on top of all of this - my husband and I have been working on adopting a second child. Before we started the process many people warned us that this process would make this one of the hardest years of my life and I would be amazed at the amount of work required to make this happen. Well, let's just say they were right.
In a nutshell, it has been everything from hard, to sad, to heartbreaking. This process has made me realize I am simply human. A vulnerable human. And this process is exactly that, a process. After taking seven months to complete the paper work (!!!) we learned that the division that supported the adoption we were working on had closed to due lack of funding. That was a punch right in the gut. Then we entered this new phase where people (not many, but more than one!) would call us and say 'I have a baby for you!'. Luckily I remained level headed and waited.... and each time it fell through. While I know these people had good intentions and meant well, they simply don't understand New York adoptions. Needless to say, this whole process has thickened my skin, and my heart. It hasn't been easy.
Reminder! Land of Nod Bus will be in Williamsburg Sunday.
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