Check it out!! Have you ever seen such a beautiful little stone? One stone.... ONE teeny, tiny stone!! Wheee!!!
Monday had it's rough moments for sure but EVERYONE was unbelievably supportive. It was a weird day as it was disappointing to miss the cutoff by 1 day yet at the same time I felt guilty for being disappointed. So many friends are going through so much with their adoptions right now that I felt I had no right to feel bad. My emotions were like a bouncing ball. Crying when I shared the news with special people like my Mom, Dad, Sharon and Norma but then the next moment excited beyond belief to know that the waiting would soon be over! The comments, emails, calls and encouragement that flooded my in box and answering machine allowed me to realize that it was ok to be disappointed. My friend Carol, knowing the very best cure for a tough day is Baskin Robbins Peanut Butter 'n Chocolate ice cream, even put a container of it in my freezer. Now that's a good friend!! Thanks Carol!
Now....the disappointment is long gone and excitement has taken over! Thoughts of Hannah are flooding my thoughts day and night! Steps to begin preparing the house have begun and a paint colour for her nursery has been chosen! Chiffon Pink...perfect! Slowly I'm working away at my 'to do' list and purchasing things that will go to China with me: Diapers, wipes, bottles, medications and so much more are fun, fun, fun to purchase!
Thank you everyone for all your love and support! I've once again been overwhelmed by your kindness and humbled by your encouraging words. You are appreciated and I am so thankful to be sharing this jouney with you!
August is HANNAH month!!
"Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west."