Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day

Feeling kinda blue around all of these parents helping their kiddos get ready for Valentine's day at school with little "High School Musical" printed Valentines, making pink cupcakes with sprinkles, and dressing up in red and pink for the day. Hannah got three pink, brown, and white flannel bankets as a Valentine's Day present from me. I resisted the racks of cutie outfits with big red happy hearts. Man, oh man, did those happy hearts tug at my heart!

This is kinda funny. The adoption agency called with our update, except there was no update! No news, so we got a call just to check on us. How am I? Uh... tired of waiting... telling myself any day now for months and months... and a few more months. Maybe they'll be some referrals when people get back to work from vacationing over Chinese New Year. The last day of festival is next Thursday, February 21st. It's the 15th day of the holiday, and is called the the Lantern Festival. That day also marks one year since our homestudy draft went to our adoption agency and we officially went on the waiting list. I love paper lanterns, so I find it kind of funny that the day of the Lantern Festival marks one year waiting.

Feeling blue about waiting for a year, so I looked for something fun about waiting, and I found a song titled "Tired of Waiting" by the Kinks. Kinda a catchy little tune!


  1. Hang in there, it will happen, but it is so darn hard to wait!

  2. I really believe that your referral is coming soon, Sarah!! We'll come over and help set off all those Sky Lanterns, when you receive news about Hannah Claire. :) We'll celebrate the Lantern Festival twice!!

    I love your scrapbooking. Big hearts is right!! You guys are going to be amazing parents to that little girl!!

    See my blog - I just posted about your party!! :)


  3. Hang in there, I know it is hard, but it will be soon and it will be perfect timing. Just remember that someday you will look back and know why you waited so long. Becasue when you finally have your baby girl in your arms and she is more perfect then you could have ever dreamed she would be, you will know why it just took a little longer to get her to where she needs to be. Seriously, when you stop and think about all that happens and our Father in Heaven's hand in all things, it amazes you. The adoption seed was placed in my heart long before we even considered adopting, and it was placed in Maya's birth family's heart at the perfect time so we could have our perfect match for our family. I do not know if this helps or not, but their are many of us who keep you in our thoughts and prayers and will celebrate with you in due time. Hang in there, she is coming soon.
    Love you!

  4. Hi Sarah,

    I sure hope your referral comes soon. (Hugs) to you.


  5. So here is my plan - instead of checking often, I am going to wait a while until I check again so there will be BIG NEWS when I do.

    I too, am glad the strike is over. Just picturing you two watching Nickoledeon is just cracking me up!

    Amy and the gang


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