Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Orphanage Life

The following links are examples of orphanages in Vietnam.

orphanage #1

orphanage #2

Sunday, June 24, 2007

8 Months Since DTV

I missed our 8 month anniversary of being DTV. I had a good excuse though, I was at a girls weekend at a friends cottage. Nothing like some great mixed drinks to take your mind off of waiting!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Make a Wish & Help Hoang Son Pham

This is our blog Wishing well. Drop a wish for yourself, or someone else in the comments section. The wish can be for anything at all, it does not have to be adoption related. It can be annonymous if you like. Once we have accumulated our wishes for one months time, I will donate on behalf of all of us to the Children's Bridge Foundation.Up to a maximum $100.

Pass this along, the more wishes the better.

The only thing I ask is that if your wish comes true at anytime, to post another comment so that we can all celebrate together.

This Wishing Well will hold our dreams & wishes when it seems impossible to do ourselves.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Mr. Stork

Dear Mr Stork,

Where the hell are you? I've "heard" you may not be long in arriving. Is this true? Do you need a map? Please make a visit to my home as well as me friends homes please. I'm begging you.....

Sunday, June 03, 2007

The new Ergo

This baby better get here soon....

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Power Struggle

When I was young I use to make my parents teach me in the evening what I was to learn in school the next day. I had a serious fear of "not knowing", & having to be in control. So serious was this fear that I went to a therapist in grade two for help, & the conclusion was made that I was a perfectionist. Money well spent I'm sure, (pure genius that guy was).

Anyway, I still have that fear. It's not paralyizing, but it's there. The kind where you delegate things, then double check to make sure everything was done properly & well. The kind that makes more work & stress in your life. But it's liveable.

Last night (1:30 in the morning) I was lying awake thinking about this. I came to the conclusion that the being in control thing, is what makes this "waiting" so hard.
We give all of the control over to someone else. The only control you have is choosing a reputable agency, beyond that it's a leap of faith. I believe I have found that agency, & they are working hard for their families and the children in other countries.

But it's hard. The adoption process is so far out of my control that it is amazing that we have chosen this route to start a family. I can't do anything, & I don't have any answers, just hope.

I'm sure that's why I'm obsessed with every bit of info out there. Calling the agency, e-mailing every person I know for any bit of "news". They say knowledge is power, I believe it. Having "power" appears like you have "control", & the adoption process is a lack of control for the most part.

So all I have is hope & faith that when I am a grandma with all of my wonderful (smart, talented, beautiful) children, and grandchildren around me, that the world is just as it should be. Timed perfectly, out of my control & simply great.