In real life, I don't talk about adoption or being a birth mom most days. It is only here in my blog that I am THAT Lisa.
Otherwise, I am the everyday mom of three crazy boys. I yell at them. I ignore them when they are driving me crazy. I tell them I love them. I scratch their backs and look at their ouchies. I go to ball games (lots and lots of them).
I have friends who do not have adopted children nor are they birth mothers to children being raised by another family. I do not announce I am a birthmother to new people, not because I am ashamed, but because it is too complicated to explain.
I am a Christian, a sister, a babysitter, a friend, a daughter, a girlfriend and an employee. I am a committee member, on the board of directors for a couple of organizations, and a children's church teacher.
I forgive others easily. I have attention deficit issues. I love deeply, but I also love quickly. I was a good student, but liked my social life even more than that.
I am happy most of the time.
I love people. The people I know today, and the people I will meet today.
I believe that most people are good. And I believe that people try to do the right thing almost all the time. I have been accused of being naive in this area. That's OK, I like it like that. It makes it easier to wake up in the morning.
But here in the blog-o-sphere, I read my posts and I realize that I come off as a pitiful, whiny, unhappy mother.
I wanted to tell you I am more than that. I have to remind myself that I am more than that.
But enough talking already, I need to head off to a ball game. LanMan is in the semi-finals in a baseball tournament and I have the Princess with me so we need to pack up the baby stuff and get out the door!