Advocating Adoption must include all sides of the story. This is just such a mind! I met Michael through my Bloggers Unite page a few months back, got a message one day that he had joined. As I always do, I went to his blog and got to know him a little. Intelligent, hip, hilarious at times and always thought provoking, I found his voice a great one. Now, his blog is not about adoption, it is just about him and his thoughts (with a passion for politics!). Every once in a while, he mentions adoption, but it does not define his writing.
He commented on a few posts of mine and I soon realized that somewhere along the way his parents accepted his life, and helped him accept it as well. He would tell me that he liked my positive yet honest point of view and cherished that there was mother out there who was not afraid to let it all hang out. I saw more and more of him as the last couple of months went by and soon I began to really appreciated when he read my posts.
Well, he posted a WONDERFUL contribution for the Blogger Unite event, and it still has me thinking almost 4 days later. He has such a great way of thinking about things, and really shares his true thoughts and feelings about adoption, not to mention his heart in this post . I love it so much that I asked his permission to share with all of you.
I thank you Michael for sharing and embracing the person that you are. I can only hope that your voice can have an impact on others the way it has me.
I give you,
Michael Lockhart of Thinking Out Loud.
Photo courtesy of Daniel Wallock.