Last night i stayed up watching a documentary on orphanages in bulgaria. It was terrible. I knew there was abuse and mistreatment in these institutions, but this really brought it all home. It's no secret that jared and i are considering adopting from another country, and the horror that these children have to endure is more than anyone should have to bear.
I'm not ashamed to admit that i cried while watching it. The cold-hearted-ness of these adults and their behavior towards people with disabilities is unbelievable. It's like a whole nother planet.
So today, in light of my feelings towards this documentary, i will be thankful
I will be thankful when Luci cries in the middle of the night, b/c it means she knows someone will come for her
I will be thankful when my children complain about the food i give them, b/c it means they don't know hunger or starvation
I will be thankful when i need to put on extra clothes b/c of the weather, b/c it means i have extra clothes
I will be thankful that i live in a country where i'm not encouraged to give up a child with a disability at birth, b/c they aren't "really people"
I will be thankful when i have to clean the tub 3 times in one day thanks to presents the baby leaves, b/c it means i have water and the means to pay for it
But mostly, i will be thankful for my life and my children, friends included.