I was nervous about the timing of leaving the city to go visit my family 8 hours away. But I knew I needed to go hold my new little nephew and “just be” with my sisters and nephews, my mom and dad for a few days - before Giselle comes home. It has been so good. It has left me more rested and ready to tackle some more jobs at home before we travel. It has helped pass another long week with no news.
Many, many months ago I had it in my head that Giselle would come home in July. For many months, another adoptive momma and I have been dreaming about the chance we could travel at the same time – us to get Giselle and she to go see the judge for her babies (hi Amy!). Amy has received news that she is to travel to Haiti the 3rd week of July (along with 2 other families from our O). I am trying not to get my hopes up to much, but the chance to hug this friend I have only known through emails, as well as the trip of a lifetime to pick up our daughter – that would truly make my joy complete!
One of the things I love so much about this journey is the people you “meet” along the way. Cindy is another one of those people. We “met” on the Haitian adoptions Face*book group, and one day she posted their Haitian adoption timeline of their daughter Sunny. It matched our timeline so closely, I asked her if we could stay in touch as a way to encourage each other as we passed through each step. We have continued to be closely tied in our timelines. They have been in MOI for probably 3-5 days longer than us. One big difference between our adoptions is that she is adopting an older child. One who is able to express her longing for her family with pen and paper. Cindy posted her recent blog post to her facebook, and I it touched me so deeply I want to share it with you. For those of you adopting, it might make you weep (for relating to the pain, and the joy of God’s message). For those of you supporting families who are adopting – it will give you another window into the soul of an adoptive parent, and the God who parents us.