Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Great Slowdown of 2006

Why?

WHY does there have to be a slowdown - when we finally...FINALLY decided to adopt?

Damn! I wish that I could do something. I'm a DO-er. An advocate. A get-things-done-kinda-person.

This is so incredibly frustrating.


Ok, now......Back to the quilt.....

15 comments:

Jonni said...

Wendy,
I am with you on this! Let's make a trip to China and volunteer at the CCAA and maybe we can match up all the waiting parents and babies. Sounds good to me what do you thnk? Think CCAA would go for it??? (LOL)

I think we could definitely get it done.

Connie said...

Sew on!

This wait is quite the test of mental strength in my opinion. I've noticed I don't get nearly in the wad I used to if I find myself in a traffic jam. Guess I've gotten better about realizing I have no control (uh, this week anyway).

I sing Hakuna Matata to myself often. We'll see how long that works ;0)

Katie J said...

Waiting sucks. I'm saying nothing prophetic here, but that's really all there is. Suckage

Joannah said...

I completely understand! I'm a doer, too, and there's nothing I can do.

Doris & Dan Clark said...

I hear ya! Why now when it is our turn?!?! Argh! Okay...resume normal breathing and calm mantra "Closer and closer everyday."

Keep smilin!

Melissa H. said...

Ditto!! Ditto!! Ditto!! Our feelings exactly!! It is not easy, but we can all hang in there together!

Melisssa H.
MayMagpie

Jen said...

I hear you sister! It's driving me crazy too. But, who knows what can happen? I see the 2007 numbers looking smaller (number of dossiers logged) so maybe we'll go through more referrals each month. Keep up the faith girl! (Now I'm your cheerleader, go figure.)

Mariah said...

Me too!! I remember when my SW was visitng and she kept saying: "I'll be excited to see you and your baby after the new year." She was speaking of 2007 not 2008 for crying out loud! I just hope we can get there before the Olympics!!

Mark & Michelle said...

Today I am feeling the same way - and I am not even DTC yet!!!!

I decided that I needed to go the airport and see some families coming home with their babies today...there IS light at the end of the tunnel.

Michelle said...

I totally agree. My niece was home in six months. The slowdown started right about the time we began thinking of adopting. My husband says with all the trouble we have had so far trying to become parents, that's par for the course. Sometimes I stalk websitea where other people are in China andit makes me feel better, and then other times it makes me want to cry because I feel like that will never be me. Depends on the day. Hang in there!

P.S. I sing "Hakuna Matata" to myself often too!

Wicked Witch said...

Cause life sucks. That is just the way it is.

Krista said...

I feel ya girlfriend!

Kelli said...

I know what you mean!! The paperchase was satisfying because we could DO something...now we just wait and wait!!! That's awesome you've started on buttercup's quilt!! I just have a whole lotta quilt squares sitting in the guest bedroom....need to get a move on...your first square looks great!!!

Tamara said...

Adoption is definately not for the faint of heart. I've been feeling lately that if I knew then what I know now, I don't know if I'd have had the heart to pursue adoption- IT IS HARD! 'Course I keep holding on to the adage that all the pain will fade once I hold that baby in my arms, much like labor pains. But at this very moment, waiting is excruciating!!!

Donna said...

Waiting bites! I'm so with all of you on this!

Quilt square is awesome Wendy!