Monday, September 28, 2009

Eleven Months

I was just thinking about the past year; one year ago, we were in a rush to complete our adoption dossier. We were stressed about appointments with the social worker and the psychologist (who isn't?). We just wanted to have our file sent off to the Philippines; due to some unique circumstances, it took us nearly 8 months to put our dossier together; we just wanted our file to be sent.
I never would have thought that "the wait" would have been so easy! Now don't get me wrong... I want to have my child with me now... I have been waiting a long time to become a mom. However, I have to say that one of the most surprising things for me about the wait has been the patience that I have regarding the whole situation. There was a time when I was almost certain that we would never adopt... that we would never have a child. I suppose the knowledge that we will become parents soon helps to make the wait easier. I still have days and moments where I think too much about our Little One and how they're not with us yet... I think about where they are and hope and pray for them that they are safe and most especially that they are loved. However, I can't dwell on the fact that our Little One is not with us, because that will only make me sad and I can't do anything about it, so I have determined that I will do what I can to get ready to be a good mom, and be as ready as possible for our Little One to come home to us.
Eric here: Summer is done and what a crazy one it was. Now I'm thinking the summer might have been tame with how the fall is shaping up...
The news just came in about tropical storm Ondoy... crazy times in Manila I hope that people can pull together and get themselves back on their feet fast.
Toodles for now
Rico

3 comments:

Janice et Stéphane said...

Congratulations on your 11 months!!! :o)

Cheers!
Janice

Amber said...

Congratulations on your 11 months!!
Wow, you've been waiting for almost a year now...it goes by fast, doesn't it?!

I'm not sure how this tropical storm and the flooding in Manila is going to affect the adoption files...we'll have to wait and see!! Right now, the country has declared a "State of Calamity" and they're expecting more rain on Friday!! To be continued...

Allison Family said...

Congrats on another month of waiting gone by...one month closer!

We are praying for the people of the Philippines, too. I can't imagine!