Perspectives of Adoption: Thanksgiving Edition

By Brooke Balderson

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Today, in no particular order, I am thankful for...

  • Isaac’s birth mother. She made me a mom and I thank her today and every day
  • The moments when life is just too crazy to comprehend  
  • Isaac  
  • The hardships of being a single mom (because they make me grow and grow and grow as a person...)
  • ADHD and all the weird, silly, and amazing pieces of personality that come with it
  • Wine
  • Friends who listen  
  • Music
  • Audiobooks
  • Early morning snuggles
  • When bedtime finally comes and there are few moments of peace at the end of the day
  • Coffee
  • Amazing teachers
  • Amazing therapists
  • Philosophical conversation  
  • iPhones
  • Ethical adoption 
  • The hope, joy of the unknown during the wait for a second adoption placement