The Band of Adoptive Moms
October 13, 2013 § Leave a comment
I am very proud to be part of a special group of women who are tough as grit with hearts of gold—I’ll call them The Band of Adoptive Moms.
Although we are virtually connected and for the most part have never met in person, we share a bond like no other. We also share virtual hugs, drinks, high fives, tears and rants—on a daily basis—as we fight to bring our darling hooz home.
Never “judgy” but ever supportive and encouraging. These women would give a kidney or grow a moustache if it would get their kids home quicker. Daily defeats just make them all the more resilient. They may (most certainly) get knocked down, but they always bounce back up. Unstoppable they are!
We have been through hell and high water together and one day down the road when we all have our babies home with us and have finally gotten ourselves together to arrange that play date we have been planning for years, we will embrace (probably for several minutes) and then share a knowing look. Words won’t be needed any longer, just smiles, and the knowledge that we understand each other. We are also aware of the new set of difficulties each member of the Band now faces. Whether it be hair care, attachment disorders, malnutrition, grief, night terrors, language barriers, the list will go on…but it doesn’t matter…after all we have been through—we feel we can handle anything.
I’ve heard a saying that if you are going through hell, keep going.“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15
It has been most difficult news to swallow for my Band that the DGM has suspended issuing exit letters for all adoptive children that did not have their visas prior to September 25th. We were lucky enough to have our daughter’s visa as of September 18th. In a time of such devastation for my friends, they were somehow able to sincerely rejoice with me. I weep for them and their children that may not be able to come home to “mama” & “tata” for another year now.Friendship doubles your joy and divides your sorrow. ~ Unknown
Needless to say I feel very blessed to have these wonder women in my life and I so look forward to that play date in the park when we can all meet F2F!
You know hoo youz are, XOXO