I went to Created for Care this weekend.
It was good.
I got to hang out with these ladies.
It was good for my soul.
An adult adoptee spoke at the conference. It was probably the most impactful thing for me. My friend Kerry and I discussed how raw her emotions were - even years and years after she was adopted. And the thing she said that stuck out to me is that our children's stories are already hard. Our job is not to make them better or easier or to keep them from them. Their story has already happened! Our job is to be honest. And just to be with our children. To walk through the hard with them and be supportive.
I came home feeling refreshed and determined to be intentional with my kiddos. To tell them how important to me and loved they are. Now, Ruthie is starting to say to me "You're 'portant to me mommy! You're a good mommy, mommy!"
I'm thankful that I get to love them.