Sunday, August 8, 2010

For all you would be Moms who think you are too old!!

So maybe its because I am quickly approaching my 51st birthday, Or maybe its because I really want to go back to China and adopt again. Or maybe its because my youngest son just turned 19. Or maybe its because my middle son is now planning his wedding. But whatever the reason, I have been thinking a lot about being an "older Mom" Now let me say right off...I don't feel old. I am told I don't look "that" old ( gotta love THAT comment ) and I am pretty healthy. I could be in better physical shape but really...I can still run, I like to swim, ride bikes, go camping and for the most part I can easily keep up with my 4 year old daughter. i do admit that I am often very tired at the end of the day..but I sleep really well too, which wasn't always the case!! I seem to have more patience for some things and maybe a little less for others. I so love seeing the world through a child's eyes again and I try not to rush her or I through the day.

But those dreaded time restraints often get in the way and I am known to exclaim"hurry up Sierra!" Where she usually quickly answers back " you have to be patient Mama". So if any of you over 40s out there are thinking about becoming adoptive parents, especially ...go for it!!

Believe me , the child you are adopting will not care that you are not 25. They will care that they have found a Mommy who has tons and years of experience behind her and one that will know how to love them forever!!

Sierra and I on vacation this summer!


  1. LOVING the post...LOVING the photo!!!

  2. Go mom! And I would NEVER guess you are 50??!! Yay- for all of us over 40 moms who are adopting!

  3. Amen! I'm part of the Over 40 and Adopting Club, too! I also would never have guessed you were 50.

    Beautiful post and beautiful pic of you and Sierra. It's proof that love has no age requirements.

    I hope all is well with you and your beautiful family.


  4. Love the picture Kathie and I so agree with your post!! Well Said as usual