It is still dumping out, so who knows how much will end up accumulating. It’s been the perfect kind of day to stay home in my PJs and catch up on my DVR shows. 🙂
One of the shows that I have a love/hate relationship with is On.e Bo.rn Eve.ry Min.ute. It seems like most of the women are single moms who are accidentally knocked up and screaming for an epidural in the first minute – and the women who are hoping to go med-free are basically told over and over that they can get meds whenever they want. I just don’t like that…it’s everything I hope isn’t pushed on me when I’m giving birth someday.
At any rate, on the episode I watched today, one of the women who was featured was a single mom who was struggling to raise the child she had. She got pregnant again and was going to make it work, but then found out it was twins and was overwhelmed at the thought of trying to raise three kids on her own. She decided to place the children in a home that could give them all of the opportunities they deserved. The couple was 39 & 40 and had been TTC for 13 years or something – the excitement and hope on their faces was absolutely amazing and inspiring… and their fear was palpable. I can’t imagine being an adoptive parent and knowing that the birth mom had 72 hours to change her mind. I can’t imagine being the birth parent who has to make that decision either. Wow. I definitely shed a few tears when the adoptive parents got to hold the twins for the first time.