The mother of four has insights about loss, adoption, birth, and the emotional rollercoaster of parenting.
I once got this wonderful advice from my grandmother. She said, ‘Every child is given some adversity. Where you’re born. What you’re up against.’ There’s always going to be problems, and the greatest thing is that the love is enough.
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Because I have adoptive children – and because I am a mother, and a unconditional lover – that love brings you to your knees; that love has you crawling over hot coals.
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The idea of not being able to protect my child ... is devastating. On the flip side, there's this incredible joy of having this little being who is so reliant on you and who looks up to you and who you are there in the world for.
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If you take care of the woman in the family, the whole family prospers. But when the mother falters, the family falls apart…. My mother was the heartbeat of our family.
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I always knew I’d adopt; I just always wanted a child ... I knew that I was going to have a child and that it didn’t matter [how], I actually didn’t know if I was ever going to give birth to a child.
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