Thursday, August 30, 2007

question

This morning I headed out to do some dinner shopping and decided to hit a local thrift store. I had heard it was nice and there was a 50% of coupon in the paper.

Anyway, I found some stuff for me and browsed the kids section. I didn't buy anything but did notice that were a dozen or so really nice little girl dresses for 2 and 3 dollars. I especially liked the Christmas ones..They were too pretty..But i remained strong. They also had a lot of parenting books, but once again i stayed strong.

Did I tell you that our social worker from our agency was adopting? We knew it when we were paperchasing but had no idea how far along she was in the process.

Imagine my surprise that I actually stumbled on her blog last week not knowing it was her. Anyway, she got her referral last month and will be travelling soon to get Mia! How wonderful!!!!
On another note, the quilt and LynnMaries library have been updated
Question for you : How are your spouses handling the wait?

13 comments:

Doris & Dan said...

Hubs is feeling very much the same as I feel. Sad. Frustrated. Impatient.

But he expresses it differently (doing home reno, building stuff) or will internalize it (which I do not like so I beat it out of him).

Keep smilin!

Shannon said...

I don't have a spouse, but i do have a Fiance! He is handling it ok. It's a weird situation. Some days he's like me, frustrated with the wait, dying to meet her. Other times, he thinks I'm insane for starting this whole process!!

Don and Be said...

I just may be the only guy in blogdom that answers this.
My wife, Be, always asks "So what's the latest from China?" since I'm the one who pretty much did all the paperwork and processing. She's probably not as frustrated as I am.

Janet said...

My husband is a kind of "take it all in stride" kinda guy. He's just really patient. Not like me at all.

CJ and Donna said...

Mine is "God is taking care of things. We will get there when we get there." He is obviously much more patient than I am!

Kayce said...

My dh has gone through this with the additude of "it'll happen when it happens". ARGH!! Just once I want him to say..."I can't stand this wait any longer!" In my dreams!

Ann said...

We are pretty much numb to the wait at this point. We talk about it and sometimes we just get "tired" of talking about something that should've already happened and something that we don't know when it's going to happen. He's stronger then I am though

Elisa, Jarrod, Thomas & Zoe said...

My hubs during the wait tried to stay strong although I could see the last few months were starting to get painful.

Shelly & Family! said...

Now that's a great question...My hubby, Keith, is doing great (now you have to remember...this is the 2nd time around for us), but the rumors of the "wait time" is making us both frustrated and sad & also has my hubby thinking that this will be our last (I am trying to talk him into #3...but Keith is worried that he is going to be too old to go for #3 if the wait times don't change). We both know it is totally out of our hands...but I am so hoping for a speedy referral...ugh.

Tamara said...

My husband is excited, but is a lot more comfortable getting on with life and putting it out of his mind for a while since he thinks we'll be waiting 3 years. He worries about how much I do think about it, and honestly, I wish I could be more like him, because I think it would make waiting easier. How is your husband dealing with it Amy?

amy said...

Hoping he will post his feelings soon. He seems to be better and is very realistic. He has been a great support and honestly he seems okay with the wait. We both know we need this time to get ourselves ready

Angie said...

My husband keeps it all in,acts like he is fine with it and remains strong for me. He says things like, "God is in control and He will bring her to us in His perfect time". Which of course I know but I'm not as strong. However, I know he longs for Ruthie to be home as much as I do. Good thing one of us strong and patient..I guess!

Michelle said...

My spouse is in denial I think. He has a very Zen-like approach to the whole thing. It will happen when it happens, he says, and worrying about it or stressing out isn't going to change anything. I alternate between wishing I could be more like him, and wanting to scream because he isn't feeling the same way I am.