Monday, May 16, 2005

Oh my goodness!! Holy Cow!

Um...I'm not sure where to start. We had our conference with Michelle today. She dropped a bomb on us. She is travelling to Hubei next week and has the possibility of going to Yin's home town and seeing her!!!!!!!! Wayne and I were speechless. I can't believe it. She may get to see Yin!! We are frantically trying to get ideas together for a care package for her. I'd like to pack a blanket, a camera, pictures of our family and house and maybe a little toy. If I don't get to send her something, all I ask the Lord for are a few new pictures of her. I can't wait to see how big she is. I'm sure she's really grown from the old pictures. I'm saying a special prayer tonight in hopes for the new photos and the ability to get a package to her. :-)

Venting about the bitter woman

I was just reading another couples blog about their adoption process. I really think the woman that writes is nut. I think she harbors some serious issues with families that have biological children or already have adopted kids. She seems very bitter and has alot of resentment towards those other families. She apparently feels slighted in some way that she wasn't able to have children of her own. I know many women who aren't able to have their own kids and they are very well adjusted people! I just don't get where this womans attitude comes from. It's not like God sat down and made a list of people he was going to make infertile. It just happens, life works in mysterious ways and we need to take it as it comes. If it doesn't work out how we want, we make changes; we adapt. I guess I feel sorry for her. She's a very cynical person, for her adopted child's sake I hope she changes. Life is too damned short to hold grudges.

Ok, enough of my venting about someone else. We have our phone meeting with Michelle today. I hope this is when MaryBeth makes our homestudy visit. I will update more later. :-)

The starfish story

Yay!! Got the paperwork for the I-600! We also ordered our birth certificates and marriage certificate from VitalChek. Another YAY!! I'm trying to convince Samantha to come help we get the house ready for the homestudy. I'm not sure when MaryBeth will be coming to the house, but we need to get things in order. I'd like to have the visit before Memorial weekend, but I doubt that will happen. From what I can tell from AAI is a fairly busy agency. The more I visit online groups the more I see AAI families. :-) Crazy me is already thinking about doing this again for a baby boy. Cameron wants a baby brother. Wayne probably thinks I'm nuts. He probably thinks that I'm a nut already. Hahahaha!!! When you look at all the kids that are available, it breaks your heart. But the most important thing is that we are making the difference to a little girl that wouldn't have half the chance. Here is the story of the starfish.

There was a young man walking down a deserted beach just before dawn. In the distance he saw a frail old man. As he approached the old man, he saw him picking up stranded starfish and throwing them back into the sea. The young man gazed in wonder as the old man again and again threw the small starfish from the sand to the water. He asked, "Old man, why do you spend so much energy doing what seems to be a waste of time." The old man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun. "But there must be thousands of beaches and millions of starfish!" exclaimed the young man. "How can you make any difference?"
The old man looked at the small starfish in his hand and as he threw it to the safety of the sea, he said, "It makes a difference to this one!". Author unknown

I think this about sums it up for us as a family. I wish the world felt this way....