Tuesday, October 22, 2013
What I've Learned From My Adoptive Community
(Pictured: a handful of Guatemamas I got to see this weekend. Not pictured: the rest of our foster/adoptive community here in STL and from Guate.)
* There's no land too far or stay too long, there's only longer tourism visas.
* There's no cost too high, there's only more grants, more fundraisers, more selling stuff you didn't need anyway.
* There's no confusion as to whose child this is, there's only attachment practices and fierce love.
* There's no such thing as re-homing. There's only more therapy, more doctors, more conferences, more reading, more loving. (and more wine.)
* There's no right way, no right answer, there's only prayer and support.
* There's no loneliness, there's only more phone calls, texts, and emails. There's only encouragement and support.
* There's no fake smiles, there's only tears and laughter and hugs.
* There's no judgement, there's only nodding of heads and similar stories and a new day tomorrow.