I'll let you in on a secret. It's kinda embarrassing.
For all you adoption mamas out there, this might make sense. For the rest of you, this will only confirm that I've completely lost my marbles.
Adoption is not easy. It's the antithesis of easy. It's heart wrenching at times. Biding the days, weeks, months, and possibly even years, while you wait for a child can make you crazy. And then to know that this child, your child, is growing up not only without you, but under adverse conditions, is just more than a mama can take some days.
So one of the ways I helped pass the agonizing months while we were waiting to travel to VietNam to scoop up Tess and Jujube was to work on the following video. I put hours upon hours in on the first 2 minutes of this video while waiting. I changed the music no less than 1,473 times. The amount of time I wasted on this project was just silly. I could have built a condominium complex in less time. It was probably more like an excuse to repeatedly look at the photos and video clips on my children half way across the world. But because we didn't have Tess and Jujube yet, I could never finish the video no matter how much I worked on it.
Then the babes finally came home, and this adoption video sat undone for a long while. There was laundry to do and dishes to wash and condominium complexes to build.
18 months later, and desperately needing a creative outlet since my camera is still in the shop, I finally got around to finishing it, in about 2 days.
I'm a little nervous to show it to y'all. But here it goes...
The Making of the Crazy 8s.
Our adoption journey of how we traveled half way across the world and back to meet our Tess and Jujube and complete our family.
PS- I only had to put the babes back in bed 5 times last night! Progress!