Hoda Kotb on The Today Show opened up about a particularly cruel letter she received from someone saying she’s “too old” to have kids.
Children are a precious blessing from God. For most people, becoming a parent to one of those gifts from the Lord above is a lifelong dream. Children, despite all the crying, tantrums, late nights, and early mornings, bring so much joy to a parent's life.
Sadly, for some, whatever the reason, conceiving a child is not possible. Adoption, giving a child a much-needed home, is one way to still become a parent. But, it appears that some still feel the need to criticize others for wanting to become parents.
Stranger Shames Hoda Kotb For Adopting
Hoda Kotb, a proud mother of two adopted children, recently recalled on The Today Show the harsh criticism she received about becoming a mother.
"I got a letter that was addressed to me, in somebody's handwriting, to my house," she said. "I opened the letter, and it was something along the lines of ‘How dare you, bringing a child into this world at your age. Don't you know what you're doing to that child?'"
She added that the letter of criticism somebody felt so compelled to write and send to her went "on and on."
"It took my breath away," she said.
Hoda Kotb revealed on The Today Show that the letter left her feeling in a bad state, he thought about her father. She thought about all the good parents can do for children no matter how much time they have with their children.
"My dad passed when I was in college, and I remember thinking, ‘We have our parents for a period of time,' she said. I know the foundation he left. I know it was worth every second of that time, so I thought about that, too."
It’s mind-blowing that anyone would feel the need and that they had the right to bash someone else's decision to become parents, to open their home to children.
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