Friday, 9 March 2012

about the title

"I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference" - Robert Frost

A sigh can express love, anger, joy or frustration- all emotions we plan on feeling (and possibly expressing)
during this process. We look forward to looking back on our choice of road and knowing that it did indeed
make all the difference in the life of our family.


Kitty said...

I just read your Guest Blog on offbeatfamilies - why you don't want to be pregnant. I thought I was reading my own thoughts. I have Celiac, my body rebels against me every minute of every day. I don't want to ever be pregnant and I want to adopt. Unfortunately, my husband is not like yours. He has decided that he doesn't want to parent someone else's messed up kid. So, you are truly blessed - for knowing what you want and for having a supportive husband who understands. My husband doesn't care about what I want. The doctor's said I am physically capable of being pregnant, but my wants don't factor into his decision. I envy you for that support and the ability to move forward because of it.

W Hanna said...

Oh Kitty, I am glad that my post helped you to feel a little less alone. I am so sorry to hear that your husband is not yet supportive of your need to take care of your whole self: body, mind and spirit.
It is very hard for people to understand. Pregnancy is seen by many as a completely necessary event because they are not familiar enough with the alternatives.
Even if you are "physically capable" of doing something, it does not mean that it is good for you. You seem to have an understanding of this. I pray that those you love will find the strength to support you.

Karaya En VA said...

Hello, I also read your post from FB's, I felt like I was reading my own thoughts and emotions as I read your Offbeat post. I was single in my late 20s when I was a foster parent, and attempting to adopt. Unfortunately due to circumstances outside of my control the adoption fell through. I was the odd one, but I absolutely loved my kids. Planning on trying again after I move. Thanks for your post.

W Hanna said...

Hi Karaya,
Thanks for stopping by! Sorry I had missed your comment and didn't get it posted until today. I'm glad that you found my Offbeat post worthwhile. It's been amazing how many people have shared that they've felt similar to me. We're not alone!

All the best in whatever the future holds for you and any children in your life!