Each of us has a book inside of us and a story to tell. If I ever say we should be thankful I don’t mean we should be thankful just because we were adopted, and we should not be thankful just because society expects us to feel that way.
The word “grateful” has become twisted over time and I do not to use that synonym anymore. I am sorry that I sparked negative feelings by using this word on an earlier post. But we should not allow our misfortunes to weaken us with anger.
The human spirit is incredible and adoptees accomplish amazing things in life. Maybe that is because we can gain strength from our suffering. It is normal to feel angry, but being positive is better.
Here are a few things I am thankful for:
I was divorced after five months- I then found my Guatemalan princess and have been married 30 years.
I got fired- I then opened my own store and have ran it since 1991.
I was adopted- I then learned the definition of mom, which is the person who cares for us and instructs our footsteps in life. Sometimes that person is our adoptive mom, our bio mom, or someone else.