I have a lot that I want to say about the fact that 2 years ago today our son was placed in my arms forever. It's hard to believe he's been home for 2 years already and even harder to believe he was not always here in our lives and in our hearts. I feel, however, that I need to use this as an opportunity to comment on NBC's Today Show's promotional contest with Teleflora for "America's Favorite Mom." They listed adoptive mom's under the "non-mom" category (instead of the "mom" category). After a flurry of complaints they changed the categories to read "Mom's" and "Adoptive Moms" and lumped us in with Grandparents, Neighbors and Step-Moms. Why not just call us what we are,"Mom?"
It breaks my heart that some people see me as an asterisk to parenting as it demeans and belittles the very nature of being a mother. My son sees me and he sees his mother. I look at my son and I see my child. Adoption is just how we came to be mother and son.
But I didn't let this ruin my Mother's Day as we took our son to the zoo for a really fun day. I will be posting a lot more pictures and stories as his Aunt Linda was in town to help celebrate but right now I have to put my son to bed, read his bedtime stories and settle him in for a good night's sleep. You know, like a mother... only for real.