Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Just waiting

I really have nothing new to report on the adoption front. I am in the waiting mode. My agency is very good with weekly updates that have specific informatin about each region they work with and my specialist has called just to see how I am doing. Next month I will go to travel orientation so more good stuff to learn. I still expect a few months wait but I am okay with that for now--I feel peaceful about it because I trust the people I am working with.

If you remember my post in early Feb. I had made up the room for my daughter for my dossier pictures and I was enjoying just sitting in it--it is so bright and cheery. I also said I would probably put it all back away because that is my spare room and I didn't want anyone to sleep on the new linens, etc. until after my daughter has--I want her to be the first and to have a truly new room. So I got it all back in the closet and just in time. My home has been quite a refuge for my family this past couple weeks. My youngest brother and his fiancee are moving from Norfolk, Va (Navy) to Monterey, Ca. They drove through Minnesota on the way to visit family and spent one night at my house--it was fun to see them. I had dinner plans with the adoption support group I have found here so they got to come along and meet the girls. It was fun.
Last weekend my sister and her kids passed through town on the way home from my Mom's (I am just about in the middle of their 5 hour drive) and they ended up staying the night due to bad weather.
Yesterday my Aunt and Uncle came to town to have check ups at the Mayo Clinc--they are not staying with me but we will get together.
Now this weekend my nephew that is attending college in Iowa is coming up Friday night and I am taking him to the airport in Minneapolis on Saturday. He is flying to Tahoe to go skiing for spring break. Hi is meeting up with two of my brothers (one is his Dad) and other friends. They should have a blast.
I never get visitors and now to have so many--it's been fun. I wish I could be going to some of those fun places with them but I am glad to have them visit on the way.
My spare room has been busy.

I do have one update on my adoptin plans. I thank everyone for their input on the topic of adopting siblings. I especially am grateful for all the support and encouragement to help me realize that it wasn't a crazy thought and I could handle it. There are many reasons that I would love to have siblings but there are also many reasons why I decided that it wasn't right for me to do that at this time. I did decide to ask for one little girl up to 4 years old. Maybe someday my little girl will get a sibling but if not, then it will be "just you and me kid". I can't wait.


The Gobble's (Lanetta) said...

I hadn't checked in on you in a while and just thought I'd say hi!! So glad to read things are moving.. yeah!!
Thinking of you always...

Cameron and Kyle said...

Hi Mary - Sounds like you have been super busy with all the visitors. Have a great time at the travel sounds like lots of fun. Oh, I just read this good book you might be interested in. Its called Toddler Adoption The Weaver's Craft by Mary Hopkins-Best. It might be a good read for you give the possible age of your future daughter. Take care!

Kim said...

Yeah the waiting stinks but it sounds like you have been very busy!! Makes the time go by faster. :)

Baby Kaz Moore said...

Hi, so glad to read that you're doing so well.

Sending you best wishes from Austin!

I look forwar to hearing of your travel date, it'll be a blast to cheer you along!

Kindest regards, Susan

Rose said...

I second the recommendation of Toddler Adoption by Mary Hopkins-Best...great book. Good luck!!

Diana and Bob said...

Just catching up on your blog and wanted to say thank you for all your support.

This is going to happen for you! I just know it is. The waiting is so dang hard. Not to mention all the paperwork updates and redoing things because of an agency change. We've been through it!

What I can say is that I truly believe everything happens for a reason! Little Anton was born within hours of us changing agencies. The officials in Kaz tried to adopt him locally for months. No one wanted him. Then another agency showed him to one of her clients from the USA. They didn't want him. When they showed him to us we fell in love with him and the rest is history!

Your little one is out there. She just isn't ready yet.

Karen said...

How fun to have so many guests. It sure makes the waiting and the winter go faster. Also wanted to thank you for all your encouraging comments. You sound like such a positive person and I hope one day we and our children have the opportunity to meet (what's midway between Rochester and the Twin Cities?). I think that would be a blast.

Hang in there Mary. Your little girl is out there and she needs you.

lisa said...

Cute new look on your blog! I am with you on one.....maybe somewhere down the road?

Lou Ann said...

Hi Mary,

Thanks for checking in on Lexie & I. I pop over to "your place" from time to time as well and just wanted to let you know I'm so excited that you are moving closer to being a Mom. All the waiting and issues along the way just make it sweeter when you finally have your baby girl home. I can hardly wait to read about all your adventures!

Lou Ann & Lexie too

Harmondk2 said...

Hi Mary,
I was thinking about you..and then read your posting on our blog.. :)
You and Lisa.. are very dear to me!

Thank you for sending your special prayers..Please know, you are always in ours.

Also I added the H.R. 213 tag to my site...and contacted my representatives.. Thanks for putting that information out there!

Take care - Kari

qmiller said...

Mary: Just checking in to see how you're doing, and thanks for the kind words on my blog. Looking forward to news that your process in proceeding as planned. Take Care, and enjoy spring!