Well this is embarrassing.

18 Dec

Hi, remember me?  You know, the person who used to write on this blog?  No?  Well that’s because I haven’t written in OVER A YEAR.  It’s shameful, really, and quite embarrassing as well.

IMG_7059To be fair, I have written many, MANY blogs in my head….but I guess that doesn’t count for much when I don’t take have the time to sit down and type them out?

Where has the time gone, anyway?  Oh yeah…. I got pregnant, was teaching full time, growing a human being, then giving birth to that human being, then keeping said human alive with milk made from scratch by my own body (which is harder than it sounds).

…you know, no biggie.

Really, though — all joking aside, I am truly ashamed of how long it has been since I’ve updated this blog!  It is not because things haven’t been happening with our adoption or because I don’t have things to share.  Quite the opposite actually.  In this busy season of becoming a new mom I have had SOOOOO many thoughts on this adoption and learned so much.

NO, I did not forget about my future children overseas because I have a bio babe in arms now.

NO, we have not lost interest in adopting or changed our minds because we now have a child “of our own”.

HavinIMG_9403-006g Giselle has actually burdened our hearts even more for adoption.  Becoming a mom has shown me first hand how precious and helpless a new baby is, how much they depend on their parents (or caregiver) to meet their every physical need, and how they crave the emotional bond created through our gentle touch, constant love and faithful care.  It breaks my heart to think of all the children Giselle’s age who are denied those things – which are so vital to their existence – and the deep impact that will have on their lives.

I have shed tears over this reality many times in the past year, especially when Giselle was brand new and we rushed to her rescue every time we heard that pitiful, helpless newborn cry.  There are so many children who cry and no one comes for them.

All that to say, I’M BACK.  Giselle is almost 7 months old and I’m feeling kind of normal again.  Time to get back to this blog and continue to share this journey with anyone who wants to come along!


One Response to “Well this is embarrassing.”

  1. Mindy December 18, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    Yay! You’re back! Beautifully written words, Anna! Giselle is SO adorable. It’s neat to hear how having her has increased your desire to adopt. Love it!

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