Sunday, December 06, 2009

1096 Days

Today marks our 3 year wait for our imaginary baby. I've taken to referring to our adoption in this way because there is just no end in sight. If it weren't for all the bills we've paid to our social worker, adoption agency, doctors, lawyers, etc I wouldn't believe it was happening.

I haven't been posting much lately. It's not that we haven't had things going on, we've been pretty busy. We finally managed to meeting our neighbour to the north, Janet and her family. What an amazing family! We had such a great time chatting with Janet and Anthony and meeting Adam and Jean. Eventually the rest of the family came home and we were able to meet the rest of the clan. What amazing children! Thank you so much for such a lovely day and the cute gift for our imaginary baby.


Jinx has also been keeping us busy. Even though you would never be able to tell by this picture. She's quite the active dog, she loves to run around and chase down balls and toys. She's becoming quite good at catching her toy in mid air. I'm quite impressed by this. I'll have to see if I can catch her in action one day.
My two nephews have been keeping me on my toes too. I love those two little boys and love being their Tita (auntie in Spanish). I'm so happy I'm able to watch them grow up.
And of course, meeting all these wonderful people and others who couldn't be there that day have made this journey so much more bearable.

I've made an executive decision as well. I am no longer go to count LIDs anymore. It just makes me sad and I don't like feeling sad.

Congrats to Michelle and Mark as well. I never thought it would've taken us this long but I am grateful we have each other to lean on.

11 comments:

Rhonda said...

*hugs* on your 3 year LIDiversary. It just sucks.

3D said...

3 years done...

But I love seeing that smile even though sometimes it is hard to find.

Keep smilin!

Michele said...

I'm so sorry for you guys but I'll keep my fingers crossed that something good happens for you in the new year.

Kathy and Joel said...

I'm thankful that the wait brought us together in a friendship that will last forever, but I hate that it is what it is.
We love you and we send you LOTS of strength from afar.

Juliette said...

Glad you have met so many great friends along the road.

I think you are making the best executive decision ever because your smile is a delight!

Hugs and Bisous!

Kris said...

three years...

all i can say is good choice to stop counting.

love you guys and no matter how long it takes, i cannot wait for that day.

M and M said...

You have been keeping busy!

Good for you for not counting LID's - that will probably mean that I won't either - mostly because I forget and it is when I read it on your blog that I remember!! HAHA

Perhaps for us both is it/was an imaginary baby and this journey was to bring us together as friends and not as parents to Chinese daughters.

Kayce said...

Yes three years done! Hold tight my friend, it will happen! Keep the faith. Lots of hugs to you!!

kerri said...

3 yrs, hold tight to your dream, can't wait for your turn...
Great photos, love the one of your Jinx!

Catherine said...

(((hugs))) friends. Celebrating 3 years closer with you even though it's a bittersweet celebration and will be right here with you celebrating your referral and Family Day too!!!

Mu.se.ing said...

Hi Dolores~ I thought I would post to you here. You are BEAUTIFUL! and Hello to Shawn. What an outstanding group of people you hare surrounded with. We send you lots of love from here. xo