Tagged with waiting

Ready for a Do-Over

Ready for a Do-Over

I’ve never been much for sports. Not team sports, anyway. When I was in elementary school, during recess I was most often found exploring tree-line that bordered the field or trying to swing as high as I could and leap out of the swing for that few seconds of being airborne.  Kickball, eh.  I wasn’t … Continue reading

It’s All Still True

It’s All Still True

Last June, I wrote an article for America Adopts that I titled: “An Open Letter to Our Future Child’s Birthfather.”  The article was published just before Father’s Day, which was fitting, as it was my first Father’s Day of our “official” wait.  This past Friday, on a post on their Facebook page, America Adopts linked the article again, I … Continue reading

18 Months

18 Months

Today marks 18 months into our being officially available as adoptive parents, in terminology our adoption agency uses.  It’s not significant marker, but then, yeah, I guess it is.  When we joined up with the IAC in March 2013, the average time hopeful adoptive parents would wait to actually become parents was 18 months.  Now, I … Continue reading

Distractions…

Distractions…

The holidays have been a bit weird for us this year.  They seemed to swoop down upon us, with Christmas following just a day or two behind Thanksgiving, and now it’s New Year’s Eve.  Their swiftness has probably been a good thing.  I don’t think any waiting-for-a-while-but-ever-hopeful adoptive family will tell you that they have … Continue reading

One.

One.

Subtitled: The Anniversary We Hoped We Wouldn’t Have Further Subtitled: But Let’s Try To Not Get Too Bogged Down By It, Now It’s Here. This past Wednesday, September 24th, marked the one-year anniversary since we went “in the books” with our agency (which basically refers to the time we’ve been home-study approved and that our … Continue reading

Last Year, This Year: Our Home Study Update

Last Year, This Year: Our Home Study Update

As we round the last corner of a year into the Great Wait, we’re getting ready for our home study update visit.  Last year, after all of our initial paperwork was submitted, but before we could go live with our iheartadoption.org profile or be listed as “available” parents, we had two visits with a social … Continue reading

Oh, Hello Again, August

Oh, Hello Again, August

August.  It’s always been a month of transition for me, always a feeling of ending one thing and moving on to the next.  Maybe that’s because it’s my birthday month, but looking back, there seem to be all sorts of elements of change that occurred in August.  Historically speaking, throughout my loooong educational career-to-date, it’s … Continue reading

Ready for it

Ready for it

 On this Father’s Day, which did not turn out to be my first, it feels impossible to hide my longing to be a dad.  I’m happy for all those dads around me who are celebrating today.  And I wish my own dad a happy day, though I’m not there to celebrate with him.  Still, you … Continue reading

Thoughtful Thursday: Beautiful People

Thoughtful Thursday: Beautiful People

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not … Continue reading

A Dream – A Little Bit of Something

A Dream – A Little Bit of Something

One morning this week as *A* and I were stumbling about our morning routines of getting ready for work, she said to me, “I had the most interesting dream last night.”  This is not unusual – *A* always seems to remember her dreams and talks about them the next morning.  (Whereas I might remember bits … Continue reading

Thoughtful Thursday: Happy Spring!

Thoughtful Thursday: Happy Spring!

I don’t know about you, but it feels like spring’s been a long time coming this year.  Our fingers and toes are crossed that today’s sunshine-y-ness is a sign of what’s to come, weather-wise and Littlest-wise!