Saturday, September 09, 2006

What a difference a couple of days make...

For the past few days I've been feeling a little down. I'm still waiting for my LID and people all around me are getting their LID's left, right, and centre. Ok, ok, they are ahead of me, I know that, but I want! Now! NOW!

On top of that, I was down because, well, it's my birthday today and I was a little bummed about hitting 35. I know, I'm 'young' but I always thought my life would be different than how it turned out. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled about the adoption! I just always imagined that our kid(s) would be here by now.

Now I'm not sitting around having a pity party, mind you, and I don't want anyone thinking I am. You see, yesterday a few things happened that put a big ass smile on my face.

Thursday, during the day, I walked out of work and went downstairs to the UPS store and emailed Nicole . Since our plans were scuttled last weekend because of ($*@#* Ernesto and my mom being sick, I decided that we really had to meet already. So long story short, we're going out for dinner tonight (with our hubbies in tow...I'm sure they're going to be eternally thrilled with all the 'chick talk' tonight)!

On Thursday night, Heather showed me a site that she's working on and I commented that I liked how she does headers. On Friday when I woke up, the header, above, was sitting in my inbox. Not only did she design it, she also bought the images to create it! I just can't believe how sweet and kind she is. Sure we read each other's blogs, send emails up and back, and laugh at really silly things, but never in my wildest dreams did I think she would do something so sweet.

Also on Friday, I was talking to my friend E, who is doing The Little Maple Project and is also now posting on this blog. I call her my friend, but we have never met. I've 'known' her for years through an online game that we both play. I'm trying to remember when I first 'met' her online and it has to go back to 1999? 2000? or somewhere in that vicinity.

When we first started getting involved with the adoption process, I was at a few seminars and people kept talking about 'adoption blogs' and Yahoo groups, and how great they were and how amazingly close the adoption community is. At the time I thought they were crazy. I mean, how can you feel close to people who you may never meet, though you're all going through the same things? I'm glad to say that if this is 'crazy', sign me up for a straightjacket! ;)

A lot of you have helped me, without even knowing it. On days I'm feeling down, I read your blogs, and I realize that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and everything is going to work out just how it's supposed to.


Shovelin' Fool said...

Dude, you are now feeling how I felt about 2 weeks ago. I felt like I was reading one of my own posts! I can totaly, totally relate and I completely understand EXACTLY how you feel. Don't feel down for too long, there's birthday celebrating to do!!!!

tracy said...

I can relate to your feelings. Keep on smiling though, we're all in the same boat to China and's a very SLOW boat.

Kathy and Joel said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! Lids are whack, man. Mine took about 40 days to come in and when it finally came on Thursday I was ecstatic. It will come and you will be happy to know that you are already a month or so into the wait. Now that's a bonus!
As for the blogger relationships, I completely agree. I seldom talk abou the adoption with anyone I know because I don't feel that they "get it". However, all my bloggy friends know exactly how it feels to read rumors and wait anxiously for any piece of news. I love it and I'm so happy for these unexpected friendships.
Your blog looks fantastic and now that I can load it once again, I'm happier than ever!