Posted by MissyHall | Posted in Adopting Mommy | Posted on 07-08-2012
Tags: Adopting Mommy, Missy Hall
The hardest job in the world, is the best job in the world.
Here’s why I love this:
It doesn’t matter what ethnicity you are, what your cultural traditions you have, or what your political beliefs are… a mom just wants the best for her child.
It doesn’t matter if you became pregnant when you weren’t really planning on it, conceived him after 3 rounds of IVF, or traveled halfway across the world to adopt him… a mom cares enough to help her child achieve his dreams.
It doesn’t matter if you fed your toddler only organics, signed her up for tutoring at 18 months of age, or sent him to a private school of some sort… you will still love her win or lose, succeed or fail.
This video shows four different moms cooking, cleaning and sacrificing to get their children to practice because moms are willing to do just about anything for their children. Though we may have our differences, we truly are more alike than not. As moms (and dads!) we long to teach them the things that matter: hard work, persistence and integrity of character.
The way we adopt our child is not what will make him/her our “real” child…it’s what we do with our time after that child is placed in our home; it’s the unconditional love and commitment we show through our actions.
So, no matter how we all got here, let’s celebrate the journey of the hardest and best job ever and continue encouraging each other along the way.
To my mom,
…who loves me not because how I came into the world, but because she saw me as a unique and precious miracle
…who accepts me not based on anything I do or achieve, but simply because I am hers
…who has taught me to value the things that truly do matter… loving and forgiving and caring for people