One of them was, "What would you like a prospective birth mother to know about you?"
It felt like an audition of sorts, like something to gauge what your profile would look like ostensibly before you may even know what a profile is (that Shutterfly book that I am by turns really excited to put together and really terrified to put together, that is an encapsulation of you and your husband and your home and the life you hope to provide to the expectant mother's unborn child, that is placed in front of her along with others so that she and possibly her family may choose adoptive parents...but no pressure).
We live kind of a quiet life. I mean, we love hiking, and cooking, and music, and reading, and traveling to Maine and Vermont for hiking (and cooking, and reading)... but when I first wrote up our answer to that question and put it in front of Bryce for approval, the purple pen I'd given him for editing had scrawled,
Are we boring? We sound boring....
I was like, we are NOT boring, we're just...quiet (and then I added in some more exciting verbs). We don't go ziplining in the Amazon, we don't take trips to Napa (not that we wouldn't have loved to, it's just that we've been dealing with the whole MASSIVE INFERTILITY thing and now are focusing on adoption, so wine tours in central California take a bit of a backseat...), we aren't sports fans, we aren't clubbers (although I would think that would count against you), we aren't a part of any major organizations.
What we are is stable, desperately in love, literary, musical, lovers of good food, adventurous out in the woods, if not in the world. That has to have value, right? Somewhere out there, there has to be a future birth mother who is seeking loving bookworms who enjoy the outdoors and listening to Baroque music and playing their instruments while they wait for the homemade tortilla soup to thicken, right?
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