Someone finally said something to me that seemed downright insensitive about the adoption thing. Up 'til now, I've been pretty insulated. The story:
I sent an email out to friends and family talking about how we were homestudy approved and then I explained what was on the horizon for us. I talked about how the homestudy went, how it took six months, and that we still could have an 18 month wait for a baby. I got a large number of really kind responses from the whole group. Good luck, we're praying for you, hope the wait is over soon, etc. Then someone from DH's family sends this:
"We'll be thinking of you. Grandma (MIL) will be so excited to be there for you. And if you hadn't heard, (DH)'s cousin is due in Feb with #7."
Ummm, OK. Thanks for that info in response to our adoption email?
Now, I've got nothing against DH's cousin (they are Christians of the Quiverfull movement - think the Duggars). But did I need that tidbit of info tacked on? Not really.
Thanks for reading. Overly-sensitive-response-to-unintended-slight rant over.