Saturday, April 25, 2009

2 Years since our LID


It has been 2 years (24 months) since we were logged in to China on our wait to Little Miss. In some respects I can totally feel it and in others time has just flown by. I really wish I knew what these 2 years mean in the total wait time but I don't. I wish that I could tell people one more year or whatever it is going to be but I don't know. I am Ok with the wait although I am not happy with it. I can't wait until our referral day and the day we are finally able to meet our daughter.


I always knew that Jim and I would have more than one child but I never thought that we would be working on bring home 2 babies at once and some how they would seem to be out of order. But that is OK with me. I knew that if we were going to make this dream of having more children come true that we could not just wait for China, we needed to do something more. So as this marks the 2 years that we have been LID it also marks 1 year since we made the decision to adopt from Africa. At that point we did not know it was going to be Burundi that we would traveling to in order to bring home our baby.


I am not going to post a scrap page just yet because it will have a picture in it that I can not post on the blog at this time. One of my all time favorite quotes is by Douglas Adams and it describes my life perfectly "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." and I know that I have used that quote before but get used to it it seems to always fit. I never intended to walk the path I am on but I am sure glad that I am.


Today we are going to see the Walking with the Dinosaur show that is in town and I am very excited about it. I hope that in a couple of years we will be toting a couple toddlers off to fun shows like that but for now we will just enjoy it knowing that someday soon it will be our turn.

5 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Happy 2 Years girly..
I am soooo glad to be on this journey with you and Jim...
We will have our girls in 2010..
I am telling you..
But in the meantime go ahead and bring BB home.. His Auntie Kim is dying to see him..
Hugs..
Have a great time at the show..

Amy said...

Cora, what a beautiful post. And your quote...well, perfect. Life is such an amazing journey and parenthood is the same no matter how it comes to you...you just never quite know what you're in store for.

You and Jim are going to be such wonderful parents. And Little Miss is going to be so blessed to have a big brother to love and protect her along with Mommy and Daddy. I predict this time next year you and Jim will be heading off for a show with more baby and toddler paraphenalia than you ever thought possible, grateful that you have four arms between you to be able to round up and rein in your beautiful, curious, energetic, destined to be your very own children...And when some well-meaning stranger says to you (and they will ;) "You have your hands full." I have the sneaking suspicion you will say something along the lines of "Yes. And we're loving every minute of it!" :)

I'm so excited for what the very near future holds for you.

You guys have a great date together today!

Love,
Amy

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

I always wonder if I am supposed to wish someone happy LIDverary. I do want to say that I hope things speed up and that those 2 toddlers are running around and driving Jim crazy...SOON!

Jimh. said...

Like Cora could stand to have me MORE CRAZY! Hah!

I can't believe it has been two years and still, it seems like forever...strange feelings. Still, I can't wait to be a dad.

And that is an excellent quote.

 

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