Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Look at that face!
I'm a little, no a lot, surprised at the reaction we've had over bringing Jaynie Lin home. This is our third Chinese adoption, we have four children living in our home, ranging from 6 years old to 13.
We kept the whole adoption process quiet this time. Until it was time to travel, few knew. We've been down this road before and knew weeks could turn into months and it was just simpler to keep it to ourselves.
When it was time to travel and I announced our intentions a co-worker actually said to me "Are you Crazy?" "You mean Mike will actually LET you do this"? Other similiar comments came, most more discreet. To be fair there were many more positive comments but the negative ones stung me.
So my thoughts are, If I would have spent this money on purchasing fake boobs or other assorted plastic surgery, no one would have blinked an eye.
If Mike would have bought a Harley or a corvette, that would have been socially accepted. But to be in your 40's and 50's and invest in a child seems to much for many to accept. Hopefully I learned the lesson long ago, not to depend on the approval of others but to thine own self by true.