Amongst the adoption community there is an unspoken fear of sharing such realities or experiences b/c we would NEVER want to discourage or scare another family from adopting. Im trusting thats not going to be the case with my posts. I hope that if I were to write about how hard it is to parent Jovie b/c she is a stubborn, disobedient brat that people would not so easily give up on their desire to have girls simply b/c Bethany said it might be hard. As adults we should know that sacrifices cost something and you never know what that price tag may be. So you just decide if its worth it and in my case Jaydn, and most of the time Jovie, are!
I just finished a few books (not about adoption) that gave me some much needed pick me up material and now I am going to crack open a text I was given called, "The Post-Adoption Blues: overcoming the unforeseen challenges of adoption." I will be sure to share what I learn from that in the coming weeks as I seek to find ways and resources to continue my path out of this sensitive place. But I have come to see this season as a gift entrusted to me. PADS is a very different and unfamiliar path but its leading me towards learning more about God's faithfulness and sovereignty and so I welcome it.