It's been a few months since I've blogged. I had the best intentions to keep going through November, using the prompts at Lost Daughters to light my creative spark. Alas, I didn't do that. I stopped writing and I couldn't bring myself to come back to say, "Hey, sorry for ANOTHER long hiatus".
I came to a crossroads. I began to think that maybe it was time to retire this blog and figure out something else to do. I mean, I have a huge basket of yarn that I should be using to crochet...I have a Kindle Fire that is loaded with books that I am itching to read. I have a ton of excuses.
But then, something happened yesterday that changed my mind about packing up and getting the hell outta Dodge.
I received an email...from a stranger. A stranger who seemed to know just what I needed to hear at just the right moment.
He had read the open letter written by an online friend and fellow adoptee...and it had moved him enough to write me. Neither as an adopter..nor as an adoptee...but as a human being. Truthfully, he'd thought I'd written the letter...which I was truly humbled by as I feel like I don't express myself nearly as well as my friend did. But then he sent a second email, telling me that he realized after the fact that I hadn't written it but wanted to thank me anyway for my openness on my blog.
I responded...and thanked him for helping to renew my faith in humanity and my blog and the work that I want to do here.
He let me know that he wants to share my blog with members of his church who have adopted children and who are thinking of adopting so they can get a clearer picture of what the other side of adoption looks like.
I was touched by his candor and his willingness to open himself up to me and I can only pray that I can do the same from now on.
Thank you newfound friend...from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.