One the most amazing things about the adoption world is the people you meet who help and support you along the way. Strangers become your best friends, the ones you vent to, laugh with, cheer for. I have been blessed with a great bunch of ladies who have been my support these past several years. And you know what? I am so glad I could support them, too! I love feeling useful. I'm glad that my knowledge or insight could help someone along their adoption journey.
I think so many of us are prone to say, "No really, I've got it. I don't need help." But, have you considered how much others WANT to help? I know I rarely do. I hold people off at arm's length, even as they say, "I want to help." It wasn't until a friend interrupted my usual, "No, I'm okay," with "Mary! LET me help!" that I realized or appreciated that people don't just offer their help, support, advice, etc. to be polite. They do it because they love you and want to help. They cannot stand by and watch you go through the hardships you face without offering to watch the kids, make a meal, haul your junk to Montana from Wyoming in their horse trailrr (true story).
And so, this is a big THANK YOU! Not only to those to support me, but to those who ALLOW me to support them. Thank you for the honor of being in your lives and trusting me with your heartaches and your joys. It truly means more than you will know.