Thursday, July 16, 2015

Happy Wether Day! 2015

Saturday is the day of our outdoor play day and fundraiser to help us bring Wetherby home to us. I am looking forward to hanging out with good friends and their children, eat some tacos, and talk about Reece's Rainbow. I have had folk's sponsor a Balloon Baby to be flown and given away on Saturday. Each balloon has a photo of an RR kid and the link to their profiles, and hopefully this will bring some awareness to these kids and this group that works so hard for them. I will take lots of photos and post when I have a free moment. 

This organization has impacted my life in many ways, but each for the betterment of myself and my family. Adoption has always been special to me and I never thought I would be in a position to even attempt it. After seeing these families struggle and fight for the rights of these children to live better lives I knew I had to do something, but still sat back and watched. It was not until I came across Wetherby's photo that I felt a HUGE tug on my heart and I am telling you, that little face spoke to me. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

I don't know why

I've had a semi difficult time gathering support from my family about adopting Wetherby. Honestly, I expected it, so I don't know why I have hurt feelings. 

My parent's think we are not ready; it is too much responsibility and I should not adopt an older child because I could never "heal his wounds", and the idea of adoption is great, just not for me. 

I'm not sure how to feel about all of their opinions. Do I agree with a few of them? Sure, I do to an extent, but I am 1,000% sure the process is scary for everyone. I am 1,000% sure things go wrong with every adoption. Not to pat myself on the back, but I am a strong individual. I have goals, dreams and I have been fighting to reach each of them. I have been on my own for some time now and I know in my heart we can do this. I know in my heart, Wetherby is our son. 

I do not feel that being a Mother to this boy means I am there to "heal his wounds". I am there to protect him, now, and  to provide a great future to him. I wish I could change the heartbreak he has been through, but I can't. I can give him happy moments and be there to console him when the time is right. That is our mission.