Thursday, August 14, 2008


"Patience is a virtue"

"Good things come to those who wait"

bla bla bla

Isn't 6 months and 2 weeks patient enough?

Can anyone tell that I am ready?

Really, it isn't THAT bad, and I am sure it will be one of those things that the second I see my child(ren), I'll forget all about the long road to get there. But right now, the road is pretty bumpy and tiresome...someone show me my exit!

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Natural Child: Any child who is not artificial.
Real Parent: Any parent who is not imaginary.
Your Own Child: Any child who is not someone else's child.
Adopted Child: A natural child, with a real parent, who is all my own.

I just came across this and thought I would share.

Friday, August 1, 2008

A change in direction?

After quite a bit of communication with our agency, and of course with each other and our families, we have decided that a request for young siblings may be a very long and difficult wait and the need may simply not be there. We made the decision a few months ago that if we did not receive a match for siblings by the beginning of August, we would change our request to siblings OR a single child. Since we are at the top of our agency's waiting list, this most likely means the referral of a single child.

Brandon and I are both at peace with this decision and can't wait to have a family...whether we have one Ethiopian child, two Ethiopian children, or maybe even 20 (ok, maybe not), we know that whatever happens will be our path and I think we are comfortable in that.

Now, where is that referral? :)

Questions? Comments? Referrals to give?