Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sounds Crazy Out Loud!

  This is my first time blogging, so here it goes!
I was encouraged to start a blog to allow everyone to follow our adoption journey.  While this journey is just beginning, it is not the first "crazy" journey I've been on.  I discovered a long time ago, that there are many things in my life that seem perfectly normal to me, but not always to other people.  Things sound normal to me, because I tend to roll them around in my head A LOT before the ideas come out of my mouth.  By the time my plans are set into motion, the concept has been well thought out, with potential pit falls considered and expectations already set.  I tend to be a "big picture" person, and have always set long term goals for myself.  This contributes to the feeling of "normalcy" that my plans have to me, in my head.  This issue really arises when these plans are spoken out loud for the first time.  Without fail, most of my plans sound absolutely crazy when I say them out loud! 
    If you have been through the adoption process already, and you are reading this blog to see what the "newbie" has to say, then please don't take offence to this.  For the rest of you reading this, who are just starting to consider adoption, try doing this with a straight face.... out loud.... "Hey Mom and Dad, guess what?, I'm adopting an orphan with Down Syndrome from a 3rd world country!"  (Insert some laughter here!)  I'm not trying to imply that this is a bad idea or even an original idea, because it is not.  However, unless you come from a family of adopted orphans, it's not a sentence that rolls off the tongue of 99.9% of the population.  Point blank, IT SOUNDS CRAZY OUT LOUD!! 



  1. You don't have to publish this comment. I just wanted to mention that your new daughter's birth country is not a third world country. Our daughter is from the same country. It's not even close to being 3rd world. Just wanted to let you know.

    1. Sabrina... I apologize for using the term 3rd world country. I wasn't sure how to word "other side of the world" without using the name of the country. I guess "other side of the world" would have been better. Is the term
      "2nd world country" a thing? I know that we in the US jokingly use the term "1st world problems" to describe when our soy lattes from Starbucks have too much foam, but I haven't heard the use of the term "2nd world country?"

    2. You can certainly edit the original post for the benefit of new readers.

    3. Oh, and Congratulations!

  2. Hey Kerri .. Now I can follow here .. on your blog!!! :) Sooo how does being "pregnant" feel.. :) That is how I felt.. when waiting for our son ... any little bit of information .. always felt like "butterflies".. "the first kick" .. etc.. and as it gets closer.. the labor pains you experience are very real.. only of a different sort!! :)