Friday, January 8, 2010

Scott Simon

I have listened to NPR's Scott Simon for years. When I grab my cup of freshly ground coffee and tune in my radio on Saturday mornings, I feel like I am sitting down for a chat with a friend. His reports are intelligent, wise and compassionate... plus, he's got a great sense of humor. It wasn't until a couple of years ago, however, when listening to this, that I learned that his two daughters were adopted. I had somehow missed when he talked a few years earlier about traveling to China for the adoption of his first daughter. In a world where some celebrities seem to regard adopting a child as the latest fad, it is always refreshing to find someone with perspective, experience and wisdom.

A month ago today, Isabel turned four. Her world is changing, her thinking deeper and more reflective. The questions about her China mommy and foster mommy are more frequent. I know this year she will begin to wrestle even more with what is means to be adopted. When the answer of "China" no longer satisfies the question, "Where did I come from?", it's good to know that others have gone before me and are willing to share honestly about their experience of trying to find the right answers when the tough questions come. It reminds me that I am not alone in this journey. For that, I am most thankful.

1 comment:

rubyiscoming said...

I heart Scott Simon, too - great post, chica!