"When you have your mind set on something, you are like
an iron stake driven into a frozen tundra."
Basically, you aren't going to change my mind. Period.
I realize its not the most ideal personality trait--it's good in some situations, but not when I need to truly compromise about something. I've had a few situations come up the past few weeks that have made me really analyze how stubborn I can be--and it's made me feel sort of crappy about how it's affected other people.
But I also know it's been my "shield" when I've needed it, and for that I am very thankful. Almost as a sign to remind me it's ok to be stubborn (when necessary), I've seen this every day for the past 2 weeks as I've pulled into my driveway:
This tiny patch of snow is in my neighbor's yard across the street (yes, I really walked across the street just to snap this picture this morning in my fleece PJ's. Hope they didn't call the cops....) and we haven't had snow since January 10th. Granted, temps haven't gotten too warm, but there is no evidence of snow anywhere else nearby.
I applaud this little patch of snow. The sun has beat down on it, feet have trampled on it, but there it stays.
In honor of keeping my stubbornness in check, but also embracing it, I hope this serves as a reminder to you to stay strong if you are still on the journey to have a baby, waiting on an adoption to come through, wondering what path to take, waiting to find out if you've been approved to buy a house, or just waiting on life in general to show you what's in store....