---As mothers, we look up to and at other mothers for examples to show us the right way of doing things. As a mother, I want to tell you that you are an inspiration to me and I'm sure other moms on here also. You always know the right things to say. You always have the best advice. You inspire me to become a better mother. Yes, I barely know you but from just seeing the things you say and put into posts it inspires me. I think every mother in their own way wants to be more like you in someway. I admire the way you protect your children. I just want to let you know this because I don't want to hold it in and regret it later for not telling you.
Honestly, I was not going to watch the Oprah special because I felt she needed to build a school here if anything, but I ended up watching it and am very thankful that I did. And yes, my kids will be parked in front of the TV on Saturday to also watch it. Before I watched this, I was against people adopting kids from other countries because I thought "Hey we have kids here that need homes" and now I can honestly say I really see why you do go to other countries to adopt. They have it 100 MILLION times worse. I know there are kids here who need homes but they at least eat everyday and have running water and indoor plumbing and don't have to walk hours to school and even though they might not have parents anymore, they at least have a country that takes care of them. I want to say I am sorry that I felt this way before. I guess I just didn't get it why people adopted from other countries. NOW I REALLY REALLY DO. I am so thankful for you and for the Oprah special.
You are an honest,brave,inspirational women,mother,and friend. You make me believe in myself and make me know that someday I can become what a mother is all about. You have shown this too me and I am so deeply grateful to you.
Have a great day.Talk to you soon.
Kelly S. (Toledo,Ohio)