Friday Roundup - Happy edition!--9.3.2010

© Cheese Curds and Kimchi
A lovely fall (is it that time already??!!) evening and I'm driving along the country roads. The sun is out, beautiful clouds on the horizon, but the beauty is wasted on me. My mind is busy. I have blinders on.

There's the ever growing to-do list: send the photos to the printer for the adoption application; call social worker about home study; finish online parenting course; etc. And my heart is tied up too--weighed down with fears about becoming a parent that seem to have cropped up in the past few days.

I continue barreling down the road, hands at ten and two.

But then, I glance to my right. A beautiful slice of a rainbow with the loveliest light beam. It doesn't look real. A patch of glorious color against a dark and stormy sky.

I stop as fast as I can, scrambling to catch the light before it fades away. I need to remember this moment. It has touched me in a way that nothing has lately.

With the click of my camera, a realization comes to light.

I've been so focused on the heavy sides of adoption that I was missing the big picture....we are going to be parents! I was caught up int he logistics of adoption, and the fears about the process. Those dark skies were all that I was seeing, and I missed the beauty that is the reason for this whole endeavor. That beam of light and rainbow is the little person we will share our lives with!

My heart pounds.

I breathe.

Everything is going to be OK.


Of course, it wouldn't be a happy edition Friday without a story of a new family. Sue at Three and Counting shares the story of her family's first meeting with their son Leo. Yep...makes me cry every time! Pop on over there and send them all good wishes.

A sweet and short little post at The Adventures of Noah Bear (complete with photos) celebrating Noah's anniversary of being with his family longer than he was in Korea. Someday...

You know 'em, you love 'em---and they are back! I love this comic at Hyberbole and a Half because it's a bit like being in my brain. I think, rethink, and overthink the most mundane things. This comic is about overthinking when you see a shooting star. Something I'm now admitting to you all, that I've done. Pathetic.

OK folks. A short list it is. Happy weekend!


  1. Yay! Gotta enjoy the great stuff too, eh? It's so easy to get bogged down - much harder to stop and breathe and enjoy :)

  2. I. LOVE. This. Post.

    I'm nearly speechless at how much I love the way you put that whole feeling into words. Becoming a parent (regardless of how) is such a scary, exciting, happy, terrifying experience. But at the end, we get the biggest reward there is. :)

    Happy Friday!

  3. Great post! I love the rainbow and the analogy. Thanks again for sharing all the posts. I love Friday Roundup! :)

  4. Thank you for the shout out about NoahBear! The way life goes so quickly, you will be a Mama and celebrating that milestone as well before you know it. :)
    And I've been meaning to comment and tell you that I am so grateful that you posted about the PBS adoption documentaries. My hubby and I have watched the first two so far and didn't make it through either without getting weepy. I can't wait to see the rest.

  5. everything is going to be BETTER than ok! keep finding your little rainbows as you continue on your journey.

    and, what a surprise - thanks for sharing our wonderful news!!! we cannot wait to see leo again on monday!!!

  6. Pixie, I wish you all the best on your adoption journey!! Thank you for visiting my Arms of Adoption blog and leaving a comment too.

  7. Beautiful photo! And an incredibly "dead-on" sentiment to go with it...


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