This afternoon, I had a client who needed assistance. As always, I welcomed this new client in with "Hi! I'm Tammie. Come on in to my office & let's see how I can help you." I always hope that the request isn't a stupid one or a problem that I can't solve. And sometimes it's easy.
The gentleman I had invited in, sat down, looked around my office. I very proudly display a few pictures of my gorgeous girl & have the With Love From China FCC Indiana calendar hanging on my wall. There have been many comments - both nice & outright stupid. And I waited.
This gentleman very promptly asked me "So your daughter is adopted? Where is she from?" Needless to say, I proudly told him that Erin is from China. Before the words are done coming out of my mouth, he whips out his wallet to show off his own pics. I expected the proud grandpa to show off his granddaughters.
Nope. The proud dad was showing me pics of his 2 sons - both adopted from Korea. It was a delightful conversation with an insight into how an older generation dealt with adoption.
After a stressful few weeks, it was a nice way to end my day. Another adoptive parent showing off, telling stories. You could just see how proud he is of his 2 boys.