You Are Worth It!

I was on the phone 2 weeks ago when I freaked out with our bank about letter of good standing. SCENE: I was in San Diego attending a conference on women in leadership with some friends. I was missing said conference because I was sitting on hold with the bank for over an hour. But instead of crying (which I did later on the phone with Brian) or screaming at the "customer service rep" (which I kinda did too) I started writing a letter to Baby Ethiopia.

Here's what my messy heart had in it...

Baby Ethiopia,

You are worth it! I'm sure there will be many days in your life that you'll drive me crazy, and today is one of them! I have spent over 2 1/2 hours on the phone this past week attempting to procure a stupid bank verification so that you can enter our family. This is on top of every other piece of paperwork and the many other phone calls I've made in the past couple weeks. Yet every time I want to give up, I envision your little face and imagine holding your for the first time. You are worth every minute that I'm "on hold" with the bank. You are worth every awkward conversation demanding more information about our suitability to be your parents. You are worth increased stress levels. You are worth the thousands of dollars we've already spent. You are worth missing sleep so I can write a letter, track down a document, or send another email. So today you are driving me crazy, but you are worth it my baby girl.

I love you!!!
Your Momma


April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, she’s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.