Did you ever tell someone that your family has decided to adopt a child from another country and have them look at you like this? There have been a handful of times when I have seen this look from people after I tell them the news about our upcoming adoption. "Huh?" "Really?" "Hmm..." I would usually just smile to myself. After all, I know this is exactly what we have been called to do and it feels great to share the news with others even if they don't get it. I love the effect it can have on others (even if it just makes them say "Huh"). You never really know what an impact we might have on another family's decision to adopt in the future...I love that!
Anyway... I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days this weekend with great friends who "get it." They have never looked at me like this. They have been so supportive of me and my family. They have been listening to me talk about adoption for years and have been full of encouragement and support. One of my friends is an adoptive mom and the other is an adoption social worker...obviously we had no shortage of things to talk about! I am so blessed to have many friends who understand where we are coming from and these are just two of the best of the best!!!
We took some time for a little "girls weekend" and took a trip to Door County. The weather was great, the food was excellent (no shortage of chocolate or wine) and the company was perfect. We spent some time checking blogs, talking about adoption and just plain relaxing.
The weather was so nice that we were able to go for a nice, long walk along Lake Michigan.
I would have to agree with Abraham Lincoln when he said "The better part of one's life consists of his friendships."