Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I cannot remember the last time that I posted. I am so very sorry. I don't know what happened. I think life just got the best of me. First there's work, then there's family, then there's exercise, then there's shopping, then there's reading, then there's sleeping and I forgot to write. Hmmm.

So there's this baby thing going on in my life. My sister had her 2nd child, a daughter, in June. I was there for her birth. What an amazing experience. I am so very grateful that my sister and her husband allowed me to be a part of that miracle. I won't every have that experience for myself, so I am lucky to have been able to witness it from the other side.

Thank you sister!

My baby thing is this adoption thing. I got an e-mail 2 weeks ago from the adoption agency that did my profile asking me if I would consider adopting a baby who was born
at 28 weeks to which I replied yes, depending on certain items of concern. All of my questions were answered and I said a definite yes! I also asked how many profiles were given to the birth parents and was told "less then 5" which meant I had at least a 25% chance of being chosen to be the mom to this little baby. I had my fingers crossed and my hopes up, although I tried really hard not to let my hopes rise. As of today I have heard nothing. I thought I would have heard something by the end of last week. The adoption worker who I spoke with told me I should hear by today at the very latest. I can only assume that since I have heard nothing, that I have not been chosen. I have to tell myself that this baby was not meant for me. That there is a baby out there that is supposed to be mine...I hope. Yes, I am disappointed and sad. I do hope there is a baby for me. Soon........


Elisabeth said...

Glad to see you back in the blogosphere. I think that I may have deleted your blog from my blogroll, but will put it back.

Good luck with the adoption process. I think the key factor here is patience (so, as hard as it might be, try not to get overly frustrated with the long waits, no word, disappointment, etc.) I never quite understood how difficult it is to adopt a child, when so many children do not have parents.

Rosie said...

I was just wondering about you. Wondering if the silence was because you were so tired because you were tending a wee one. Congrats on the new niece.

Adoption is very much a sequence of miracles. There is a plan bigger than us and yet somehow, every time the right baby and the right Mama find each other.

Many blessings and good thoughts coming your way. Keep us posted!