Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Three Years

The beginning of June brings us to our three year waiting mark. We have had some contacts, some scams, but nothing has blossomed to a meeting or a match.
We are still waiting anxiously to become parents! Maybe it will happen soon...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rainy Night

It was raining on our way home this evening. As we were stopped at a red light not too far from our home we saw a little dog running across the big street in front of us. She then ran into the opposing traffic side and there were cars that were fast approaching. We saw that the one car was not slowing down. I had to turn my head because I could not bear to see the car hit the dog. I looked back and saw the poor thing laying in the street and the car that hit her just keep on driving, even though they tried to swerve and not hit the dog and looked in their rear view mirror to see if they hit the dog.

I was livid. I told Adam I was going out to get the dog. I ran over to where she was laying with my hands up to make sure no one else would hit her. When I got to her, she was not moving and I thought she was dead. But then I thought I saw her chest move, so I touched her and she practically jumped up! I picked her up, hoping she would not bit me. I went to the sidewalk and by this time Adam had made a u-turn and was there. We decided to take her to the emergency vet around the corner from our house. The poor thing was holding up her one leg and then she seemed started breathing really hard and fast so I was so worried about her lungs, but she then calmed down so I think she was just freaking out from the pain and just being scared. Our dogs by the way were in the car too and they were so good even though there was a strange dog in the car! I bet they knew she was hurt.

Anyways, we get to the vet and I see she has a collar and tag on which made me happy. We brought her in and they took her and called her people. They told me they were on their way. I said I would wait so I could let them know what happened. They arrived about 20 minutes later and they had a little girl, about 7, and her face was so sad and full of worry since this was her dog. The vets did not tell them Snowy's condition on the phone so they had no idea what to expect. The vet told us all that Snowy was extremely lucky, that they only think she had a broken leg! We were all so happy!
I just had to write about this since I was so emotional afterwards and just so happy that that family was not going to be sad tonight because their dog had ran away and got run over.

Friday, February 22, 2013


So I have not been on here in about 7 months. Quite frankly, even thinking about writing a post, or thinking about this blog made me angry. I felt like it was someone that kept asking me "what is going on with the adoption?" And since I had nothing to say about it, I started to resent this blog. Does that make any sense?

So in June, at our 2 year waiting mark, we redid our profile letter. In August we had our first contact from an expectant mother. It was a Saturday, and I had had one of the worst migraines ever the night before, so I was really not feeling my best. Adam was out getting dinner, and I was on my cell phone with my mom and the house phone rang. I hear someone leaving a message and I told my mom "I think it is someone calling about adoption!" I hung up the phone, but she had hung up by that point. I tried to calm my nerves, and this is where I really messed up, I waited till Adam got back and ran out and told him about the call. By the time I had screwed up my courage to call her back, a half hour had passed. It went to her voicemail. I found out later, that she had picked 3 families, we were the first one she called, but she went on to the next one, and they were did not answer, so she went on to the third one and they answered and really hit it off. Most people have said "well it wasn't meant to be." And really that does not help. I should have called right away, and if we didn't hit it off, then I could say that it wasn't meant to be. But I am really not one to dwell, or regret things so I am not sitting around beating myself up, but I have trouble with this whole, the baby you adopt is the one you were supposed to. Maybe I will change my mind if we ever do adopt, and we have our baby in our arms. I will let you know :)

In past postings, I had wanted a contact so badly, I was upset we hadn't even got any scams. Well, we have had quite a few scams now and it really is comforting in a very bizarre sort of way. It means that we are not invisible! Most have them have been very obvious as scams, but we did have one that contacted us through our agency site that seemed real at first. We emailed quite a few times one night, but I started to become suspicious when it seemed as if she agreed with me over everything. Come to find out that my instincts were right. She had emailed several families and gave different stories. She told us she was in Oklahoma, but since she signed up with our agencies website, they saw her IP address was in Arizona. She gave everyone different locations and due dates. To me it seemed as if she was looking for attention. Has anyone else had any experiences like that?

In October, we put a profile up at Adoptomist.com, and we had a contact through them, but I will go into that in a later post. Check them out. I really like how they have an adoption diary, so you can post new entries about your day, or your thoughts on adoption, or your dreams for your child and your open adoption relationship. I feel as if it makes your profile from getting old and stale.

So we are at 2 years and 8 months waiting. I need to go to open bloggers and find some new blogs of waiting families, since most of the ones I had followed have adopted. Which is wonderful seeing the "after" to compare to the "before" baby. Any recommendations?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I know it has been ages...

I know I have sorely neglected my blogging duties, and I am not going to write anything tonight. But I was thinking about my blog, and feeling bad that I have not written anything in so long. I will come back tomorrow and do a proper post! I promise.
I hope you all have been well!