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According to lore, the four leaves represent faith, hope, love and luck. And we've definitely had all those along this journey! It's been almost a year since we started the adoption process. Funny how time flies and stands still at the same time...
We spent the weekend nosing around for strollers, high chairs and cribs. It was a great time and although I was a eensy-weensy bit bummed about the 4-month mark, we had such a lovely weekend that I just didn't get down about it.
First, lots of great email and support from friends out in the cyber world. Yvonne let me know that there have been 3 referrals in our support group in the past 6 weeks! Awesome! And lots of positiveness from Emily (how can you not smile after reading one of her emails??). Things definitely seem to be moving with the agency. Dena wrote a blog post about her friend's referral, which was exciting. Dena's friend's home study went to Korea 3-weeks before Dena's,
so hopefully they will be next to receive good news.
Newsflash...and they got their referral this weekend! So very happy and excited for Dena and Brad, parents to a boy!
Ours home study went a month after Dena's. Yes..things certainly seem to be on the move.
Which in turn (because I'm totally a freak like this) makes me feel that time is moving too fast! This weekend, I suddenly realized, oh my god, we have so much stuff to get! Baby spoons, and dishes, and bibs, and clothes, and shoes, etc. And I haven't finished painting the kitchen yet. Or started paring down the house or cleaning all the closets. Seriously. Closets are what I'm fussing about???
And when we picked up a sweet little sleeper set, The Man got a bit misty too. He does all the laundry and it donned on him that pretty soon he'll be seeing lots of very tiny and cute clothes (along with the very dirty and gross messes...but I didn't bring that up) in the wash.
So..tiny realities setting in for us. I have to laugh. I've been pining away for time to move faster, and now it doesn't feel like we have enough time!