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Change

Well, it’s time for a few changes around here!

New template? Check!

New ideas? Check!

Explanation? Here ya’ go:

I started this blog to chronicle my feelings, experiences, ideas and journey into a semi-open transracial adoption. Now that Little Man is home, I feel that this blog will become more….encompassing.

Will I still talk about adoption? Yes.

Will I still talk about infertility? Yes. (in fact, probably my next major post will be on one aspect of loss that infertility brings…stay tuned!)

But now….

But now I’m a Momma. So there will be a fair amount of posts about parenting, Little Man, and our experiences in growing as a family.

Also, I really think I’ll be posting more about faith as well.

And transracial families and what that’s like in a small midwestern community.

And what it’s like to transition into being a stay at home mom and homemaker.

I say that, because I know there are those of you out there still waiting for a match or still struggling to conceive or still waiting for the birth of your matched little one or you’ve had a failed adoption.

And maybe my honest blatherings about the post-adoption part of adoption hurts you instead of gives you hope.

I want to believe I give hope to people….

But maybe it hurts you to read about my Little Man, because your arms are still empty and aching.

Maybe it hurts you to read about my sleepless nights and how clueless I feel because you want to believe that when your little one comes home all of your angst and troubles will end. And I’m living proof that although parenting is beyond my wildest imaginations and I have a joy I can’t explain…it’s hard. And learning to be a Momma is hard. And being home every day is hard. Not bad…just hard.

Maybe you aren’t reading at all 🙂

So…it’s time for some changes.

I hope you’ll still accompany me on my journey. And feel free to ask questions…I’d like to help those that I can!

Love,
Rachel

11 thoughts on “Change

  1. I love the pretty pink background and I can't wait to see how all these new changes turn out. I love seeing lots of Pics of Baby! I was also wondering if you were still going to keep the name Barren Woman Title (since you can't change the address) now that God has blessed you with a son?

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  2. I'm sticking with you! You write well and you are true to yourself, which I totally appreciate. I know all the feelings don't go away after you adopt, so I like reading about it from a first hand perspective!

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  3. The new layout is great! I'll be here, following right along. I'm so glad we now get to share the ups & downs of motherhood together. There is so much power in others who have lived a similar experience…walked a similar path. I can't wait to read what you have to say.

    Hugs,

    Melba

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  4. I will ALWAYS keep following your story, no matter what happens with me! Once I feel like I know someone, I can't let them go:) Enjoy writing all of your new topics, and I will enjoy reading them!:)

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  5. I like the new look! And I think it's a great time for a change!

    Even though I am one of those empty arm women, I want to continue to follow you! Getting ready to go down a very similar path soon, I like knowing how other people's experiences went. And I like hearing about the good, the bad, and the ugly of being a new Mommy! 😀

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