Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Not really a resolution, however...

...I'm going to TRY to stay a little more positive about the adoption and wait times this year. Now don't get me wrong, we all have our hard days, weeks (let's face it, I've been having some hard months lately if you look at the tone this blog has been taking lately)...but I'm going to try.

*After all, I can't be Little Mary Sunshine all the time, now can I? ;)

Originally this blog was going to be printed out for our future daughter as a recollection of the wait for her, but lately with the negative tone it has taken, I'm not sure I'll be doing that. While it's realistic, sure, that the wait was hard...would I really want her to read HOW hard it was?

I think the way I'm going to look at the adoption (even though I am a realist at heart) I know it won't happen for a few more years, I'll be looking at it in stages. By that, I mean, the next 'stage' will be when the CCAA finally gets out of 2005. Then when they get out of March (where I know a fair number of friends are going to get referrals), then June, and then September...which is us!

Yeah, I know, it's not going to be easy, but hey nothing worth having ever is.

So come on CCAA, get into 2006...I'm ready for the next stage of this hayride! :)

*I had to put that in for you...you know who you are...

13 comments:

Headmeister said...

"Yeah, I know, it's not going to be easy, but hey nothing worth having ever is."....

Can I get an AMEN to that! lol...

If we focus on the obvious things that make us miserable, all we get is MORE MISERABLE. It doesn't mean you live life with your head in the clouds, flashing a smile to everyone you meet. It just means focusing on the end result, no matter how freaking long and torturous the wait is.

It's kind of like that old joke: A guy goes to the Dr, puts is arm behind his back and says "Dr, it hurts when I do this". The Dr says, "then don't do that".

So yo, chick... don't do that ;)

And who were you talking to in the asterisk? Who???

Doris & Dan said...

Step by step. Stage by stage.

Gotta keep it sunny!

Keep smilin!

i-Con said...

Okay sunshine pants. I'm had to jump off the tractor and kick my feet for a while but my ass is back on the bipolar express of a hayride now. Hey, is it okay if we start smoking the hay?

Special K said...

My super optimistic glass is always half full cheerleader alter ego is named Ms Sunshiney Pants. Maybe she's a cousin to Mary?

I'm with Head... I'm gonna try "not to do that".

Mark & Michelle said...

I don't know if I am there yet...

OziMum said...

Print out the blog? I hope you've got a few reams of paper?!!! I had some thought of doing that, but that was when I thought I'd only be blogging for six months!!!

*Suzie Sunshine obviously never adopted a child, internationally!!! The asterix is for you, BTW!

I love what headmeister said!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I'm a teapot... I'm a teapot... that is how I feel right now... take care...

Two Kayaks said...

Good luck with all of that. I am nowhere near being able to have that perspective, but I wish you well in yours. This is beyond "not easy".

Beverly said...

I don't know if you keep the negative part as your journaling your daughter will see just how much you waited and wanted. I am so sorry for your wait, it sucks. I hope it speeds up I can't imagine it will get slower.

Beverly

Dolores and Shawn said...

I admire you for your resolution. It is tough to be optimistic and positive. I guess one stage at a time is the way to do it.

spitgirl said...

If anything, I would save it until your daughter is old enough to comprehend what you went through in adopting her - both the ups AND the downs. (I'm thinking... 18... 20... 25... haha :) ) But I know you guys will impress on her that you CHOSE to adopt HER, and that the pain was worth it.

*hugs* Nothing I can do or say will lessen the annoyance, but you know you have an ear here if you ever need it...

crazylady said...

check out tomorrows button....just for you susie sunshine.

Tasha said...

Even though I'm adopting from another country, I'm with you on how daunting the waiting process is. I'm trying to be positive but I'm slipping every now and then.

Thanks for your post.. reminds me to keep on keeping on.