Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the soon-to-be and already mothers, everywhere! Maya and Mandarin (our cat - and honestly we've had him for almost eight years, so he was named before we ever thought of adopting from China), gave me some beautiful red roses and a fancy new iron, (our old iron malfunctioned and the electrical connection on it blew up.) Our 'children' are so sweet and thoughtful. Here are two poems that I found on another family's blog.

Not flesh of my flesh
Nor bone of my bone,
But still miraculously
My own.
Never forget
For a single minute:
You didn't grow under my heart
But in it.
--Fleur Conkling Heyliger
"I didn’t give you the gift of life,
But in my heart I know.
The love I feel is deep and real,
As if it had been so.
For us to have each other
Is like a dream come true.
No, I didn’t give you
The gift of life,
Life gave me the gift of you.”
– Unknown
We are still waiting for our TA, of course, it's the weekend and the agency is closed. Rumour has it that the Civil Affairs office in Jiangxi is not confrming appointments, meaning that adoptions cannot be finalized. This is because of the flu. Many families have their TA's and even their plane tickets, but cannot travel until their appointment is confirmed. Someone wrote on their blog that it's like a court hearing and if it's not confrmed, then it's not a go. I sure do hope that tomorrow brings some positive news about this because it would be a nightmare to have to reschedule trips for the affected families. It would also push everyone back even further.
This part of the adoption process has definitely been the hardest. I know that we have many more challenges ahead of us, but at least we'll have our daughter. Let's hope and pray for a positive, uplifting week!


  1. The poems are beautiful...Happy Mother's Day Lori! I will congratualte both Chayce and Storym for you! They did very well, and I am soo proud of them.
    Can hardly wait to hear when you fly...we've got our fingers crossed for you and Les.
    Keep us posted!

  2. praying for you- and all of the province. '