Thank you to Your Baby Magazine for featuring our 'Story of Love' this month! I gladly accept opportunities to share our adoption journey - it allows me to stretch my head above the 'day to day' rushing to the shops to buy more milk on route to fetching kids from school, right before refereeing the "teacher teacher" game gone awry (because mini designated student has brought his freewill bulldozer into the carefully arranged classroom made up of my no longer carefully arranged lounge cushions). Cue: mom's around the world, nod...
...BUT have you ever tried keeping a secret like this for over a year? It gets less fun with each month... and at some point you pack away the baby booties (to be unwrapped at the next family gathering followed with shrieks of 'SURPRISE')... and you book that doctors appointment. Which leads to some very black and white letters on this piece of paper...
His favourite thing in the world is an aeroplane and he is full of hope and expectation that one day he will be chosen.... to fly in one with his mom and dad to be. But in his words "I must be patient, I can't rush it" and so he draws pictures and keeps on hoping for his forever family. Well, Love is in the air because I got news that the little aviator boarded an aeroplane this weekend
When I first started writing here, it was merely to exercise some thoughts and have a personal mini therapeutic heart workout - quite often between my head, heart and God. I found myself wading through the mudcentre of our particular yet-to-be-met-family-desire, with no idea of how things would work out or if they even would... … Continue reading Sharing our stories
I was recently approached to share our Adoption story live on radio. Once I managed to get around the unforgiving LIVE part and a tendency to hug my words with 'ums', I was actually super excited! Turns out I was streamed live on facebook as well but I decided to stick to my 'face for radio' debut instead 🙂 It … Continue reading On Radio: “Adoption story of hope”
My mind is buzzing right now with all all that I would like to share - diving down to try and gather all the precious little details and then soaring up to try and grasp our new vista picture that's grown over this special chunk of time. How can I put it all into words? What … Continue reading The last 7 months, love & instinct
I have dreamt about writing this post for, oh... 7 years AND 7 weeks now... but I have barely been able to make myself a cup of coffee, which if I may add, is was generally my first cognitive waking thought. I stir, I blink and I think coffee! My husband and I sometimes have … Continue reading Behold… our baby girl!!!
A year that is not a leap year is called a common year. And, well... I'm really trusting that the likes of our 2012 leap day will spread into it being a very UNcommon year indeed... BECAUSE we had an uber-important-life-changing-appointment at the end of Feb. Only on the actual morning, whilst driving to meet with our … Continue reading Best Leap Day Ever!
I kind of wanted to at least write 1 post per month.... as I have a small fear that like my old gym contracts and empty photo albums, I may fall behind and find it overwhelming to know where to start running, printing and writing from... and then this will become like my other poor … Continue reading Marchmania
CERTAINTY, ASSURANCE, CONFIDENCE, SURENESS, NO SHADOW OF A DOUBT. Our planes don't just land here by chance. These are the final destinations that we move all of our family and belongings to...................in ox wagons. They are not just last-minute holiday destinations. And I believe these are the gem places that we need to find! But let … Continue reading conviction? adoption!