Although much of what I’ve written lately and much of what I will probably continue to write is about how overwhelmed I’ve felt since Colin joined our family (and I became a mom to three kids under 30 months), I just wanted to take a second to say that I know we are blessed.
I am definitely stressed because of the logistics of all of this. I like order and routine, and our lives have been thrown into absolute chaos. On top of that we are sleep deprived because we have a newborn who eats every three hours. Still, I feel lucky. I know that we’ll eventually get things figured out, and that we’ll get back into a routine. It will be a hectic routine, but at least it will be a routine.
We have three beautiful, healthy children. We are lucky. My writing tends to be sarcastic, so I just wanted to take a time-out to be serious and say that I am so happy to have a wonderful husband and these three amazing children in my life.
I also wanted to say that I am thinking about all of my friends who are trying to get pregnant or who are trying to adopt. I have known the pain of infertility, the loss of miscarriage, and the uncertainty of adoption, and I feel for all of you who are still going through these things. I’m especially thinking about those of you who are hoping for Vietnam referrals before September 1st, and those of you who have referrals but are still waiting to travel to meet your children. I am sending good thoughts your way every day.