Dh and I were struck again by the ease with which we obtained our own actual birth certificates. It took: 10 dollars, 10 minutes, a driver's license, and a simple request. It made us think of our friends who cannot say the same . . . yet.
I'm the mother of one amazing son by miraculous birth. Now five years later, I'm the mother of one beautiful daughter too, this time through adoption from Ethiopia. I'm an overthinker extraordinaire, with an extraordinary family.