It's definitely been a while since I was able to post. Life has been pretty full at home and work but yesterday , I was able to take a pause from it all to talk to someone who was a real blessing. Yesterday, I met with a really cool mom in my local area who is also adopting from Ethiopia. (Can't mention her name just yet because I forgot to ask her if I could.) It was so BEAUTIFUL talking to her because she put so many of my fears to rest. Her family just recently accepted a referral for a beautiful baby girl. She shared a wealth of information with me including what to do and what not to do. In talking to her, I learned or was reminded of a valuable lesson. No matter what you're doing in life, it's always great to walk alongside someone who you can lean on or who has 'been there, done that and has the t-shirt to prove it'. They'll be there to celebrate with you and cry with you. And sometimes, just sometimes, everybody is entitled to have a pitty party where they can share the rawness of their fears and anxieties without being judged or told 'Don't cry.' The great thing about that person who walks alongside you is that when the pity party is over, they'll help you put away the party hats and cheer you on as you walk through the valley of your storm. I know without fail that God is my rock but it means so much to have someone here on this earth that I can lean on as I move through the various chapters and challenges of my life. For whatever challenges you face in your life right now, who do you have walking alongside you?
Many thanks to my new special friend. Your words, smile, laughter, and listening ear meant more to me than you'll ever know.