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The World Ain’t All Sunshine And Rainbows

November 21, 2018

…It’s a very mean and nasty place. And I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.

– Rocky Balboa

I’m a huge fan of adoption. I’m adopted. My older brother was adopted. My younger brother has adopted four children. My sister adopted three children. I adopted ten children.

I’m a fan of adoption.

But, that’s like saying “I’m a fan of hamburgers.” Not to trivialize adoption. Hamburgers are wonderful. Nothing quite compares to the sizzle of a lean burger cooking on the grill.

But, you know what’s not wonderful? Slaughtered cows. I’m not complaining about the cost that must be paid to allow us to have hamburgers. But, it’s not without a sacrifice.

Adoption is a wonderful way to bring children together with families. But, there’s a price to pay. There’s a sacrifice to be made.

An adoption represents a new beginning and an ending. An ending of the former life, the former family.

The world demands a balance. The joy of the new is often matched by the pain of the old. Although, in fairness, I think the scales are too often tipped toward the pain.

Rodney M Bliss is an author, columnist and IT Consultant. His blog updates every weekday. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his lovely wife, thirteen children and grandchildren.

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