A friend of mine went into labor last night. It is so exciting. Waiting to hear all the details. It wasn't always that way. I could never begin to know what labor feels like, obviously. I have listened to many a story about it. When mom's get together on the playground, they swap labor stories. It used to be uncomfortable for me. Never sure that anyone wants to hear my looooooooooooooong story. Who wants to depress the mommie group? Not me. I hear so many moms say that they forget the morning sickness, cravings and how many hours their labor was. I guess that it is kinda the same with adopting. You can never really forget all of the heartache that you go through, but the pain does lessen. When you finally have the ending to your story, then that is when the healing begins. What you never lose, is the value that you put on parenting a child. You've labored for years to get where you are and it drives you to be the best that you can be for that child.
|On a vacation that I used to only dream about before adopting our kids.|