Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mark Schultz's Beautiful Song...

Hello All,

Just wanted to share this wonderful song with you. The song is called "Everything to Me" and it is written by the Christian singer Mark Schultz. He wrote this song about his Birthmom and it makes me tear up every time I hear it, even before I became pregnant and the adoption happened, but now it touches at even more places in my heart! Grab a tissue and enjoy...

Click on the above link and then is is the third video posted!

I hope you all enjoy it and have a wonderful weekend! :-)


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mothers Day Gift...

Hello All,

So I wanted to do a quick update. My Mother's Day gift to T is on it's way, so hopefully she will get that before Sunday. I got home today to see a package on my door step! T, B, Ashden and Pet Crew sent me a wonderful Mothers day gift. It contained a wonderful home made card with Ashden's foot and hand print, another home made craft sheet with some scribbles on them (I'm sure from little Ashden) and some other fun bath items and chocolates! It made my day to receive such a wonderful thing and the home made card was just amazing! :-)

I also sent out an Easter basket to Ashden. My Mother has always had a tradition of making Easter baskets for us since we were little. I decided that I would start the tradition with Ashden. It contained some things for bath time (since Ashden loves bath time), some teething toys, a taggie blanket and book, one of my favorite books as a kid "Are you my Mother", and a few other odds and ends. T informed me that Ashden loved the basket and has been playing with a lot of thing items. :-) It just makes me so happy to know that I can send them all things and know that they will enjoy them all.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

My Review of Sunshine...

Hello All,

So I really enjoyed that movie last night...well it was a film really. 1 hour long. I'm not the artistic type, so I don't really look into the meaning of different objects they decide to focus on. I did really enjoy it though. It was nice to hear how much Adoption has changed in about 30 years.

The film hit on many issues such as unexpected pregnancy between two individuals, single parents, adopted families, where birthfamilies fit into a childs life from their birthparents to their birthgrandparents, as well as the reason different people go different directions.

It was nice to see the film maker capture different aspects in her life and it was wonderful to hear that even though she didn't stay with her daughters father, he was (and still is) a huge part of their daughters life. They are both single parents but they are not single parents in the same way I had viewed single parents. For some reason, whenever I thought of single parent I also thought of someone who wasn't with their child's father/mother and was raising the kid all by themselves with no help from the father/mother. How weird is that?! I guess the fact that they had such a wonderful relationship with each other even with a child involved and not being together just threw me off. It is a weird concept to me since most individuals I know that have kids and are single do not have a good relationship at all with their children's mother/father. I mean none of them! They either don't say two words to each other when they have to pass the kids over for visitation and if they do they argue. It was refreshing to see a child be raised by a mother and a father even with them not being together.

It was also nice to see how fortunate I am to have had an unexpected pregnancy now and go through adoption. I like the fact that they have open adoptions now and that it is ok to share your experiences with others and not have to hide away somewhere and never let your feelings out. I think it's great that now we are able to choose what would be best for ourselves and our babies...if you want a closed adoption that is fine but it is also become normal to have an open one. :-)

Well now that I babbled a lot and probably didn't hit on much, I will repeat that this was a wonderful film from Independent Lens...I hope that it is available to more people to watch so others can check it out!

Have a great night!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Documentary Film: Sunshine...

Hello All,

I saw on Production Not Reproduction's blog post "Airing Tuesday: Sunshine" about this film and checked it out myself. I think I will be watching it tonight to see what it is all about. If you go to the website you can check the local listings to see what channel and what times it is on in your area. There is also a preview for it on the site so you can kind of see what how the film is going to be.

From what I gather, the film is about the film director who is an adopted kid and unexpectedly gets pregnant at 23. She decides to raise her child in a non-traditional way with her ex-boyfriend. She also decides to reunite with her birthmother and you see how times have changed an how women have more options now when it comes to unexpected pregnancies. I think this will probably also show the struggles she faces being a single mother so you see both the joys and hardships on both sides.

Now this is all what I am guessing and I'll write a blog on what I think about the film when I see it. So we'll see if what I think the film is going to be about will be what the film is actually about. Haha.

That's all I have for today! Talk to you all tomorrow.