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Sunday, September 14, 2008

I guess it is not only me

On our way home for our DSC meeting, we were all tired and the girls did not like the flash. Yes, we know Amanda's harness is too high, we are moving it down.
At Marcia's house, such a beautiful home and a very sweet family. The meeting was 60 miles away round trip, wow! Amanda did not want her picture taken, she was feeling shy there, Meghan ran off with the other kids, and we did not see much of her.
Julia in our front yard, Meghan in the background.
I have been talking to a few friends and family members and they also had a rough week last week. We wonder if it was the hurricane looming, or the economy, the upcoming election? whatever the reason, people truly were unhappy and many of us felt our of sorts or sad.

I have also come to realize that post-adoption depression is pretty common, people just do not talk about their feelings, maybe afraid others will think less of them. I noticed that a lot of blogs sugarcoat the sometimes bitter pill of international adoption. I think if everyone were more honest, others would have an easier time when it is their turn in country. Not providing vital information to adoptive families is a horrid practice.

4 comments:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

The pictures are wonderful. Boy is Julia growing up.

I can understand how the little ones feel at times about the photos... lol

I hope all some time soon begins to feel better and starts to enjoy life a little more.

Hoping that those in the futer can get the info they need about adoptions. Also that your depression will soon fade.

Meredith said...

Sorry you had a rough week. Just wanted to say that I LOVE that pic of Kara by herself. I think that's my favorite of her that I've seen so far! I'm sorry you had to go private on your other blogs. I hope you'll be able to open them again soon as I enjoyed following along with your girls.

Anonymous said...

miss your other blogs. they brightened my day. hope things get better your way. those girls are beautiful you are so blessed. make those blogs available to us grandmothers again. love and hugs from georgia

Julie said...

So true about post-adoption depression! It's like a little secret no one ever talks about but it sure does exist. I've been there and totally understand.

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