Okay, it's the holidays. I own a retail store in a small town in the worst economy in 80 years. I'm stressed out, and exhausted doesn't even begin to describe how tired I am. I haven't had a day off for three weeks and I'm tired of hearing about all the crap people are willing to put up with at the malls just to get a "good deal" and all the excuses they give for not shopping in their locally owned stores. I need a very long vent just on this issue alone, but this blog is about adoption.
I want to remind everyone to count their blessings at this time of year. There are those of us who have nothing in the reunion area. If you have contact and it's not what you hoped for, or it's painful and difficult to manage, be grateful for the little that you have. At this point all I can hope for is that the "fuck you" that might come from my son is handwritten so I can at least see his handwriting, so I can have some part of him that is personal. None of this is good, none of us get what we want here. It's the nature of the beast, isn't it? On that note...something has got to be better than nothing.
That being said, I sincerely hope that you have a great holiday season. I am grateful to have read your blogs and your advice on mine. I, daily, learn an immense amount from all of you. I have eight more work days left in this year, after which I will be taking four full days to sleep. I will awaken on Jan.5th, 2012 with bag-free eyes and a clear ( although menopause fogged) brain, ready to face the world again.