Monday, May 14, 2007

Thank you everyone


Once again I have to thank you all for all your kind words and support. Most days I am now doing better, but then you get a holiday or a special occasion and I'm back at square one. As Michelle reminded me "they" say all the firsts are the hardest to get through. I hope next year is a bit better because I'm not sure I can handle this every year.

I am very fortunate to have found some amazing women through this crazy world of International Adoption. On Saturday night I had the honour of meeting even more mommies in waiting and some mommies that have returned home with their babies this year. A very large group of amazing women got together at the Pickle Barrel for a great evening of food and talk. There were of course those that I've met before, Michelle, Kathy, Rhonda, Cari and Nicole. I got meet Catherine, Jill, Beth, Liz, and many, many others. Nicole got to show off pictures of her adorable Z. I can't wait til she travels to get him so we can go visit.

Jill gave everyone a a little tin can containing white tea and a fortune cookie. My fortune was "You will soon choose between two jobs"...interesting. From Liz and Ava we received the cutest little ladybug shaped tupperware. There was also a gift exchange where we drew numbers and got one from the pile. I drew number one and got the cutest pj's and found out later that it was from Kathy, kind of appropriate I think that I ended up with that one.

**I would've taken a picture but our battery died and I've been too lazy to plug it in. I'll get it charged tonight and edit this post when I take the picture.**

It was a lot of fun getting together with everyone. I'm glad I was FINALLY able to make it (it had always been one thing or another before that prevented me from attending). I can't wait until the next dinner in July!

15 comments:

LIZ said...

Dolores,
Ava and I had a great time at the dinner and enjoyed meeting you. Can't wait for the next dinner.

Mark & Michelle said...

I am glad you are feeling (a little) better today...

It was a great night on Saturday - I am SOOO glad you were able to make it! I too have marked my calendar for July!

Stacy said...

So glad to hear you are feeling a little better.

I'm thinking we all need to move north of the border. You all seem to have so much fun up there! :) What a great night!

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

I just read your last post and I just want to send you a big velcro hug.
I'm glad you are feeling a little better. Nice that you were able to get together with friends.
Thinking of you.

Doris & Dan said...

Sounds wonderful and I am happy to hear that you are feeling better. Michelle is right, the first of everything are the hardest.

Keep smilin!

redmaryjanes said...

I would love to meet all of those women!!

Jill and Jaap said...

It was great to meet you! I need to email you that picture!

Tracey & Mike said...

Sorry I missed it! Wish I lived a little closer!

Debbie said...

Holly cageebers that was a big group Delores. I don't even know if we got to offically meet cause I was so darn busy with Olivia. I'm usually a gabber in a crowd getting around to everyone. If we did meet, I appologize for my fuzzy head......

See you in July for dinner and the scrapfest.

Deb

Roy and Lori said...

So glad that you are
feeling much better!

A Special Family said...

How I wish I was home for that one!!! My home is just outside of TO, although with it ever expanding, by the time I get back it may be 'just inside TO'! lol
Pickel Barrel is one of my FAV's!!!
I understand how hard mother's day is, I feel a mix about it and father's day (my father has died). There are no words to adequately express sympathy or explain those feelings, especially when these occasions are so openly 'celebrated'. I am learning to embrace just how I feel each and every single day. What a wonderful blog you have! Can I add you to my blog roll?

Steffie B. said...

That sounds awesome! So glad you could make it and have a great time!

Roy and Lori said...

Hey guys,

Just stopped by to say
hello! Glad you are
feeling better!

Michael & Tammy said...

Hi

I am glad to hear that you are feeling a bit better. I am so bummed that I haven't been able to make it to one of the dinners yet - it looked like ALOT of fun!! Please let me know when and where and the scrapbooking too!!!
you can e-mail me m.j.dufour@sympatico.ca

Talk to you soon!!
Tammy

Natolino said...

Sounds like everyone had a great time.....
I was so sorry to have missed you.
Soon.......We will have to meet soon!!