The Difference It Makes

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May 9, 2012 by greenhouse04

Wow, what a difference it makes to have children who are actually mine. Here’s some of the differences it makes:

  • I can buy clothes on sale at the end of one season for the kids to wear next year.
  • I get to hear my son yell, “Daddy’s home!” and hear my husband greet him with “hello, son!”
  • I get to hear “Mommy!…” at least a hundred times a day.
  • I get to cut my kids’ hair whenever and however I like.
  • I get to look forward to potty-training my daughter.
  • I get to hope that this new van we bought will last until my son learns to drive it.
  • I can mark how tall my children are, knowing that next year I’ll get to mark their height again!
  • I get to pray and try all the harder to be a good mommy, knowing that how I treat my kids will hugely impact the rest of their lives.
  • I can take my children to their immunization appointments as their legal guardian – no one else needs to come with me.
  • I get to write the same last name as my own on their paperwork.
  • I can swat my 18-month-old’s hand without worrying that some social worker will find out and take her away!
  • I can give my children whatever medication I think appropriate without recording every last drop.
  • I can find whatever babysitter I want to watch my kids.
  • I get to look forward to many Christmases and family vacations and birthdays yet to come!
  • When people ask, “Do you have any children?” I can say, “Yes, two!”
  • I get to celebrate this Mother’s Day as a legal Mom!
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