Friday, April 26, 2013

5 Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday

Friend

START

My mind is flooded just thinking about this subject. I have never had an easy time making friends. I am one of those painfully shy extroverts that needs time to really trust people enough to be who I am. I came into this military life and started it out so lonely, and determined to change it. Then I met all the wrong people who tore me down to the point that I didn't even want to know me.

But out of that, I somehow found the amazing people who would become friends with the real me. I am actually thankful to the friends who broke me down, and led me to the people I was supposed to know. When we moved, I left all that behind, and have met people here who will be my family forever.

God made me to be exactly who i am and I stopped fighting it and am just me. I love my people here. We talk and laugh and they put up with my extremely strange and silly personality. They are honest, and hard on me when I need it, and there for me when I just need to let it all out. They are a blessing to me, and I will always have them, no matter how far away.

STOP

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Adoption is not a dirty word

It finally happened, the question every adoptive mother prepares herself for....the moment my 3 year old asked me, "Mommy, did I grow in your belly?"

She has been obsessed with babies lately and a good friend is pregnant. We often talk about the baby in her belly...it was only a matter of time.

I thought when she asked that question, it would make me sad or scared but I surprised myself by not feeling either. I had prepared for this. I want my daughter to know she is adopted, had a birth mother who loved her, and a new forever family in us. Adoption is not a dirty word, its an amazing beautiful gift, and I find myself more and more anxious to share the story with her.

My answer, "No sweetie, you grew in another mommies belly, who loved you very much, and then God sent you to me".

"Ok Mommy." And her short attention span was on to the next thing, with no idea that for me this was a momentous occasion. Praying that I can continue to tell her what an amazing gift she is, and that their are so many different ways to make a family!

Brandi