Tuesday, February 26, 2008

impact

Today I was thinking about a lot of things. Perhaps it was lack of sleep or just enjoying my job this week. I wrote about my experiences as a pediatric nurse here.

I was thinking about how every experience these days has the potential to make us the best parents for Miss LynnMarie when she gets here.
So many things have impacted us this year like family and friends praying for us, First Fridays, friends having babies, our community group and so much more. Even parents I meet at work who I only talk to for a few minutes have impacted my thoughts. I wish I kept a running log of all the wonderful things parents have said to me when I tell them our plans.

I see how families interact and see how kids are disciplined. I have watched the honesty and sincerity of children. I have loved observing. I am learning so much and that's another good thing about this wait, I have time to watch and learn. I can not wait to learn more about China and the its culture as well.

Friends whom I have met in person, you sooooo rock and my new blogging friends you rock as well. I have enjoyed your honesty and joy. I look forward to learning more from all of you.
Even the children I meet and the patients I have met at work have changed the ways I look at things, in such a good way. I am meeting families who have adopted all around the world and have found such encouragement.

What we are experiencing is so much more than just China or adoption. I can not expain this and for those who are just beginning on this journey, welcome!

Oh and another thing. A couple of posts I mentioned meeting a new online friend who will be on our Disney cruise and the whole read thread thing. I have now learned that this family has been thinking about moving to Marietta which is sooo close to us..How cool is that?
Hope this made sense. If not, I will delete this later. HA!!!!

I hope that we can impact others in the same way.

10 comments:

OH MY #6 said...

With every single post you definitely do!

What a great post. You have made my very early morning.

Lea

redmaryjanes said...

Amy,
You have a very impacting presence in our adoption community. You are a positive and spiritual person who lifts up everyone around her.

Carol said...

Amy I love your blog too!!

I posted some new photos of Emily...come see!!!

Tymm said...

I think it's great that you actually think about and consider how you may impact others. That is an awesome trait to have - I wish everyone did that.

Keep doing what you do - and you're sure to have a positive influence on those you come in touch with.

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Wonderful post! You are a very inspiring lady for many of us in blog land.

Just to let you know, I am still reading, just not commenting much.

Stop by sometime! www.pricelessprincess.blogspot.com

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Janet said...

I love that you are so observant and always willing to learn! A girl after my own heart!

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

We aren't the family from the DIS you are referring to, but do me a favor....don't watch us on the cruise and try to learn from our parenting pros and cons... ;)
Because we'll be on vacation and a lot more will slide than it does in normal life. ;)
Just don't want you to see us at dinner and think my son NEVER eats vegies. We've just learned that in public, with the risk of gagging and puking, some things are not worth it. tee-hee. ;)
It is so true that you can learn from other parents though. So true!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Oh Amy... I was going to write something about what happened to me the other day and now I can't remember... so... I will stick with 'Hi... how are you going?'... if I remember what I was going to say I will come back later... hahahaha.... Must be a sign of age... lol

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

You do make an impact by your vulnerability and willingness to watch and learn.

Christine said...

Don't you LOVE being a nurse? I think it's the best job in the world!! You really do learn so much from all your patients. (If you love people like we do!)