Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The wait....and rumors....and attitude

Stephanie commented that I have an optimistic attitude about the wait.....well I try! Here are some of my thoughts about waiting....

The wait WILL be over one day....and when it's over, I doubt you're going to want to look back and realize you spent that time frustrated and miserable. You may not see it now, but this time has a certain magical feeling to it that can't be duplicated. Try to enjoy it!

When the wait is over and you're home and you have your child - well, there's sort of a letdown feeling. Not with your child, don't get me wrong! But you've lived for so long in "wait mode" - expecting, anticipating, wondering, worrying, dreaming of that wonderful day to come, the day you meet your precious new son or daughter. And then......it's DONE, it's over! You'll never again feel that certain magical feeling of wonder and the unknown, sharing the fears and joys with fellow wait-ers, "how old will she be, where will she be from, what will she look like......

(unless of course you do it again!)

There's nothing you can do about the wait so you might as well make the most of the time. I know some people hate me saying all this stuff and that's okay. :-) Of course I have my moments of crabbiness and I get tired of waiting too. I just try not to live there.

So the latest rumor is that referrals will be sent out at the end of the month and will include the rest of May and half of June! I quickly got my hopes up for a July referral when I heard that. That was last night. This morning I'm a bit back down to earth realizing that may not happen.

I found out more about the rumored CCAA move today too. They are moving in April and no one knows if it will cause delays or not. I found this out from Jane Liedtke of the "Ask Jane in China" email list. It's a very informative source of info about all things China.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/askjaneinchina

Happy Valentine's Day!

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

Well put!

Hopeful Mommy said...

I go back and forth on the waiting thing. Some days I think, wow, I have plenty to plan for and look forward to in the days ahead. On the flip side of that, I feel like a child in the backseat of a car waiting to get to Disney. Are we there yet? Is it going to happen yet? I guess you get my meaning. Some days my mind is fine with the wait, but some days my heart just isn't.

Eileen said...

I'm with you Lisa! I have my moments too! I'd rather the wait wasn't so long! I complain, I whine. :-) It's just I don't want to *live* in that mode, all the time. Right now I have the butterflies in my stomach feeling (no idea why at this particular moment!) and I want to get my referral NOW!

Jodie said...

You know...everything you just said makes perfect sense! It made me feel better about waiting too! I may never have this experience again, so I might as well enjoy it!

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

I'm completely believing that rumor! Completely. In fact, I'm clinging to it. Because it *might* mean that I can actually get a referral in April and end this LOOOOOOOONG wait. :-0