Legacy of an Adopted Child

"Once there were two women, who barely knew each other. One is in your heart forever, the other you'll call mother. Two different lives, shaped to make yours one. One became your guiding star, the other became your sun. The first gave you life, and the second taught you how to live it. The first gave you a need for love, and the second was there to give it. One gave you nationality, the other gave you a name. One gave you the seed of talent, the other gave you an aim. One gave you emotions, the other calmed your fears. One saw your first sweet smile, the other dried your tears. One gave you a family, it was what God intended for her to do. The other prayed for a child, and God led her straight to you. And now you ask me, through your tears, the age old question through the years. Heredity or environment....which are you a product of? Neither my darling...neither, just two different kinds of love". - Unknown

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

No News

Happy Summer everyone!!! It's been a busy one for us....lots of little trips here and there, many visitors and the summer is almost over. One more month and Nicole is back to work (which she is NOT looking forward to). She has enjoyed MANY days at the pool, sleeping in and relaxing and watching "Adoption Stories" (on DiscoveryHealth channel) every day at 3:30 (and cries every time). It is amazing how every couple's story is different, but the same. If you get a chance to watch the show, I'm sure it will enjoy hearing the stories, just as much as we have. But, it's good to be busy because it has made the waiting easier. Last post, our paperwork had been sent to Russia. That is still the latest news we have. Just waiting for a referral (which could happen any time in the next year). We have been taking advantage of this time and educating ourself about the rest of our journey - talking to others who have been there before, getting advice, finding a pediatrician who specializes in International Adoption, still deciding on possible names, still deciding on what to do with the baby's room,making a list of everything we need (and want) to do "before baby" and realizing that we are going to be parents - scary and exciting. We are going to embark on learning some Russian - we have the Rosetta Stone program and hope that will teach us some basics to help us while we are in the country. Be ready, as we will practice our Russian on all of you as well!!! We can all learn together :) We just wanted to keep all of you updated, since you have been our support through it all. We hope you are enjoying your summer too and we will talk to you soon....love ya'll :)