Friday, July 27, 2007

More thoughts

Hello friends! What wonderful news to hear that that the CCAA is done reviewing all of JUne 2006. That means there is less than 12 months to go until they review our dossier!

Thanks for all of your wonderful comment on the post below. You guys are wonderful.

There are times when someone says something that really sticks with you. We have been attending our First Friday group for almost 10 months now at the Chapmans and have found such wonderful support and encouragement. The one thing that I have heard is that what we are going through is not just adoption. Adoption takes an hour, parenting lasts a lifetime. We are not just preparing our homes and looking forward to our referral and going to China, we are becoming a family. When I really think about it, its really quite surreal.

The idea that in a few years (hopefully sooner) life as we presently know it will be forever changed. Our priorities will no longer just be on Michael and I, but our child. This has already started. My mind wanders on what life will be like. We are going to be watching everything through her eyes and that is simply amazing.

We are still in the early waiting part and I am having so much fun! My dreams have changed and only for the better. A lot of you know me simply from this blog. My craziness can be found over at my personal blog

I thought I would add a few more things I am looking forward to.

I can not wait to take LynnMarie for walks around the mall.
I can not wait to take her on a picnic.
I cant wait for her first pictures.
I cant wait until that first family Christmas card and portrait
I cant wait until I buy her first Halloween costume.
I cant wait to get her pictures taken in a pumpkin patch.
I cant wait to see her feet in the sand
I cant wait to make her breakfast
I cant wait for her to be able to pick out her own book bag
I cant wait to make Christmas cookies with her
I cant wait to go see Christmas lights around town and have a contest on who ever finds Santa first wins ( I did this with my cousins)
I cant wait to see what she is interested in whether it be dance, singing, piano or whatever she can dream up
I cant wait for her to teach us things


redmaryjanes said...

All that I can tell you is that all of those things are pure magic. Your soul will dance. You will cry. And you will love and be loved in a way that you cannot comprehend right now.

Elise said...

Parenthood is hard but all the things you described will make it all worth it and then some!!!

CJ and Donna said...

I can't wait to see LynnMarie's cute little face! BTW-I am a 6/13/07 LID if that counts.

Wendy said...

I am hoping they review the next twelve months very, very quickly!

OziMum said...

I second redmaryjanes comment!

Isn't that why we want to be Mums?

:) Lee-Anne

Janet said...

Yep, all great things to look forward to!

Steffie B. said...

I remember having all of those same dreams......just wait until they come true! ;)

Heather said...

Thank you for putting this into words. I hope your wait isn't as long as you think!

Tracey & Mike said...

I love your optimism - very inspiring!

Roy and Lori said...

Hey guys!

One day all of those dreams
will come true for you! It's
such a wonderful feeling
to look at those sweet little
faces after a hard day at work.

Gill said...

Your excitement is contagious! I hope time flies by for you and that very soon you will be doing all those things with your little girl.

Lisa and Shane said...

You are both going to be wonderful parents!

Lisa said...

Trust me it is all worth it....I had to smile when I read your post as a mom I have done those things with my boys but can't wait to be able to do all again for the first time with a little girl.


Jennifer "Jenny" said...

I love your "Can't wait list" I have one too in Abby's journal :)

Tamara said...

What a great idea and a great list of things to look forward to with your little one.

Lisa M. said...

One of my favorite 'firsts' was taking the twins to Disneyland for the first time. Seing them experience it through their eyes was just amazing. Thats when I realized you get more joy out of your childs' happiness than your own.