Quote Of The Day
“Growing up, being adopted was the most extraordinary thing. For as far back as I can remember, my mom and dad told me I was chosen, special. Most nights, they read me a book called Why Was I Adopted? We’d sit on my bed and inside the pages was a beautiful world of moms and dads and kids with different colored eyes and skin, height and body size. The book explained that as an adopted child, you became part of a family in a different way. Instead of being born into it, you were chosen. …”
“Adoption opened my life up in unexpected ways. I wasn’t half my mom and half of my dad. I was not tethered to a family business or profession. I got to define myself. When I started running and winning at age 11, we had no road map for my potential, no athletic parent, grandparent or aunt suggesting how far I might go. The sky was available to me. Adoption put no cap on my ability, allowing me to take my talent and hard work as far as I could.”
– Deena Kastor writing in Women’s Running about being adopted. If you are a Kastor fan, you’ll love reading the Q&A she conducted on the LRC message board earlier this month.
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