Life is really how you perceive it to be. I mean, really, my life is anything but simple and certainly far from perfect. . . but I can honestly say that there is nothing that I would change about it.
Some people say they think my life is about as "complicated" as they could imagine things being. See, we have adopted our son, Jakob, and have an open relationship with his birthmother and her family, friends and pretty much anyone that is important to her. AND, we are currently waiting "in the book" at Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota to be "chosen" by an expectant family to adopt again.
For those who don't completely understand open adoption--I can sum it all up as a lifestyle choice. So, in comparison to what others "choose" to do with their life, we are no different. Open adoption is the lifestyle that we choose to live. If you want to lose weight and be healthy. . . you have to make changes in your life. You have to commit to eat healthy and exercise to reach your goals and continue with that lifestyle for the rest of your life to keep the weight off and remain healthy. There are good days and bad days, easy days and challenging days, tired days and energetic days, days where you feel you have done everything wrong and days where you feel on top of the world, days where you feel you have let the most important people in your life down and days where you promise yourself to make things right, days when you feel so loved that there is nothing better and days where you wonder how you can feel so betrayed.
So everyone experiences the ups and downs of life--it is all relevant, after all--but I could not ask for anything more perfect than my own simple journey! The good, the bad, the happy and the sad--I WANT IT ALL!!