Monday, April 16, 2007

Over and over I’ve heard it said that adoption is a roller coaster of emotions, but I really wasn’t prepared for how it would feel when it was my turn to ride. Last week we were climbing up, sending away for our visas, pouring over new pictures, being assured that our paperwork would be moving on any moment. I thought this down would be the exciting climax of the ride – the last crazy loop before the finale and relief. I was sure we’d hear today that Reagan’s dossier was already in Hanoi and possibly even on its way back to her province. I was pretty sure that a Giving and Receiving date was on the horizon and we’d be making travel arrangements in the next couple of weeks. I was wrong. We received no news today. No bad news either, for which I should be grateful, but once again I’m disappointed. I’m really getting tired of this. Mondays hold such promise, but Monday nights can be so dreary. I’m ready to get off this ride. I’m ready to stop waiting. I’m ready to get my girl and get on with life.
Okay. Thanks for listening. Now I’m ready to go to bed and stop whining.

9 comments:

Margie said...

Perhaps that is why God gave humans nine-month pregnancies, and not two-years, like the elephant! Today amy be the day!!!
Love, Mom

rachel said...

The wait is exhausting and even cruel at times. I pray you hear something soon and I pray you find some peace during the wait.

Dianna said...

I keep telling Jynger that I've never liked rollercoasters, so no matter how many times she tells me to enjoy the ride, it isn't going to happen :) I hope you hear something very very soon!

Julie said...

Rollercoasters are overrated in my opinion :-)

Hopefully you will have some good news by the end of the week.

Julie said...

Hi Laura! Sarah gave me the address to your blog and I'm excited to be able to read up on things. I'm sorry to read that things are going so slow with the adoption process. I can only imagine how hard it must be!! =)
Love, Julie Long

Kim said...

Yeah, they keep saying it is a rollercoaster, but you don't fully understand until you are on the ride without a barf bag! :) Hang in there...hopefully you will hear something soon.

Dan and Elisabeth said...

Oh I can not WAIT for this rollercoaster ride to end!! It is going to be fun to end our ride together. :)

Leigh said...

Hang in there!!! In NO time at all,we'll be crying as we read your posts about how beautiful and perfect Reagan is. You'll be gushing about how "she was SOOO worth it!"

It's gonna happen and we'll all be overjoyed to experience it with you.

Christina said...

Oh I remember those Monday night blues all too well. But just think, it's Tuesday morning in Vietnam and maybe your G/R date is being set this very minute! (one can hope, right?)