Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hail to the Chief!

I am getting ready to watch the swearing into office of President-Elect Barack Obama. What a moment...What a country! I just told DH-I am so jealous that I am not an American-yes, I am a naturalized citizen-but I was not born here. I am also so grateful to have been raised and educated in the U.S.-will Ling-Ling feel the same way? Like me, will she feel that she is "American" because this is the only country that she has ever know, yet because she was born in China will she always have that feeling of not really belonging. I wonder (worry) about that. As I sit and watch the pageantry I am proud that I participated by volunteering for the Obama campaign-I learned much about politics and feel a sense of pesonal investment in this government. I look forward to living in a different, inclusive, educated America and pledge to do my part in a grass-roots level to help.
I pray that this is the beginning of a new prosperity for Americans-
I pray that this is the beginning of a peaceful America!

YES WE CAN.............WE ARE ONE!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Getting closer! Somewhat.

Referrals for this month include LID's throught the end of February. Our LID is March 27-We only have one month before we receive our referral! Our adoption process has been a very long one-when we began the paperwork to adopt we were told the process from start to finish would take 9 months-12monts at most. We are now almost 3 years into the wait. Needless to say it has been very frustrating-at least for my DH. I have always felt that the referral would come when we were matched to the child we were supposed to have-and I don't think this is something that we can/should have any control over. Ling-Ling will come when she's meant to. This is why I never really bought or prepared a room for her. We do have her room-but there is nothing in it. I didn't want to paint or buy stuff until the time of referral got closer. I have gone on with everyday life and really put the adoption on a back burner. I know many women that have been waiting for the same amount of time that I have and are very angry and frustrated with the wait. I just don't see this as productive. Now I think I am going to allow myself to get excited and maybe start looking at paint colors! I'm hoping that we will have a referral by March. Hubby feels it will be a little longer-but even if it is...I really think that our referral is around the corner! What a great New Year this is going to be!