Saturday, January 17, 2009


In prep of *officially* making life changes and taking our next steps toward IF treatment, we are preparing to sell our house. Today, I was going through old boxes that we have not opened since moving here 5 years ago. I came across some old school work. Since college is 10 years in my rear view, I decided it was time to purge.

A few things caught my eye, like a junior high collage. So, I decided to take a trip down memory lane and sort it (what to keep, what to trash, what to shred). Thankfully, my "what to keep pile" isn't too large......but what I came across is *BIG* and has got me thinking.....

My high school research paper. Topic: Biological Parents' Rights vs. Adoptive Parents' Rights. I TOTALLY had forgot about this! You may remember back in the early 90's, it was a *hot topic*. There were several court cases and many in the national media. I have always wanted to work with children. So even back in high school, I was interested in the topic. But today, seeing this, it brought tears to my eyes and a knot in my stomach. Ironic? Coincidence? Is this the path our life will lead? Is this the path I have been destined to lead?

DH said one word, "Weird." Maybe, I will ask him more tomorrow. I am scared.


  1. Weird is right! I am always looking for signs and symbols from the universe. I think this might be a total case of coincidence...

    I totally save everything too!

  2. Wow - that is such a coincidence! But I'm curious - what were your thoughts then? Are they the same thoughts you have on the subject now? Don't tell me if you don't want to! :-)

  3. Wow, that is a coincidence. I would be horrified if I had ever done a paper on ART or the like because my views have so drastically changed from my young and naive years.

    Good luck with the house prep and sale. I hope it all goes smoothly!

  4. I love looking through old stuff like that. It is so much fun. My highschool paper was on fur industry and CFCs in aerosols. I'd like to know if your thoughts have changed on it too.

  5. I was rereading some blog comments when I noticed something you said. Do you live about an hour from me? :)

  6. how fascinating that you were already interested in the topic when you were young. It may or may not be an indication of a path to take, but for sure it's an interesting journey into your mind and ideas of those past years and for you to see how much you've changed. I think that when we are younger things tend to be all extremes, black or white, no grays at all. And now, the more I live, the more everything becomes relative. I'd be curious to see what you find out about yourself through that paper.