[caption id="attachment_52" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Pictured: an old mom[/caption]   Well it happened. I knew this day would come, but it took 3 years and 2 months to finally arrive. I was innocently sitting in an Olive Garden where we had stopped for dinner enroute from a day trip to Grand Rapids. I was proud of myself for being the ultimate mom on this quick family trip. I’d planned for every possibility, and was well-prepared for every minor crisis we faced...

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When my husband, David, and I announced to our friends and acquaintances that we had adopted 4-day old twins, we were met with a deluge of responses. Many of these people had waited years while David and I had decided whether parenting was the right choice for us. Many had anxiously watched the months pass while we waited for a call from our adoption agency. So when the twins finally arrived, our friends were almost as delighted as we were,...

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