Saturday, November 6, 2010
Walk with Gratitude Day 6
Today I am grateful for my mother. It is her birthday today. She is absolutely wonderful. She is an indescribable mix of craziness, quirkiness, kindness, selflessness, wisdom, fun, and spunk.
We tease her tirelessly about her frugality, the way she talks to herself incessantly, and how she never sits down for a single moment.
But we probably don't sing her praises enough. When I think of my mother, I think of her warm, soft skin, her gentle touch, and her sweet smile. She is truly the picture of elegance. She is beautiful on the inside and out. And I love her. I am so grateful I am hers.
As for my adoption post, I have this dilemma that I haven't quite solved yet. I always try to be linguistically correct. Maybe it's because of my love for language or the fact that I have to be correct in my job.
When most people refer to their foray into motherhood, they say things like, "When I had Peter..."
For some reason, I feel like it is linguistically incorrect for me to say that. "When I had Jocelyn..." But I don't always want to say "When I adopted Jocelyn" for obvious reasons. And "When Jocelyn came into my life..." just sounds awkward.
I've been struggling with how to say that. A phrase that is honest, correct, and normal.
But the more I think about it, the word had in the phrase "When I had Peter..." doesn't really mean "gave birth to." Right?