I don't usually write this sort of thing because I hate drama. I hate drama and I inherently shrink away from people who perpetuate it by giving it attention. But I want to address something that has recently become an issue for me. I'm going to address it and then I'm going to leave it be because I don't want this to be the sort of blog that's all whining or drama or negativity.
I just deleted the nastiest, vilest, most hate-filled comment I have ever received. I am trying not to cry right now. Never in a million years would I have believed that anyone would say something so horrible, so evil to me.
The person who left this comment can't possibly have thought I'd actually publish the horrible things she said to me. I've made my opinions on meanies quite clear. So I can only assume that her purpose in leaving the comment was to hurt me.
Well, jerkface, mission accomplished. You hurt me. You almost made me cry. You made me feel like total crap. Why? Why did you do that? Why say such horrible things to me? You don't even know me! Clearly, you think I am a horrible, evil person and that adoption is an abomination. I get that. Then why read my blog? Why bother? You've insulted me. To what end?
I want to make something abundantly clear: I LOVE adoption. I do! And I chose adoption because of love. Love love love. There is NOTHING in heaven or earth that anyone can say or do to change my mind. No amount of vile filth, anger, or nastiness that is flung my way is ever going to change that. If you want to be a rage-filled hatemonger, go right ahead. But that kind of abominable cruelty has no place on my blog. I'm not going to publish it and I'm not even going to mention specifics because I'm not going to promote that kind of attitude or behavior.
I'm not going to stoop to that level of anger. I'm just going to say this: If you are a meanie, leave me and my blog alone. Please. I'm asking you nicely. If you can't play nice, if you're only going to spew hatred, go elsewhere. Please. Please go away.
And now I'll return you to your regularly scheduled, mostly-optimistic blogging.