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.