Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tiny distractions...

While it's still a little hard to believe that we are really only a matter of months away from meeting Yodit and Tewodros, the fact that they are in Ethiopia waiting for us is definitely starting to sink in. How in the world am I to get any work done when I have these two beautiful faces to look at? There is so much planning to do, we are still working on their names, and I desperately need to get my job situation figured out.

Speaking of my job, one thing I've come to realize is that not everyone in this world is equipped with some of the basic courtesies we often take for granted. When talking with my boss, W, I had no idea she would show so little respect and professionalism. Although I have never felt she has good interpersonal skills, and realize we've never had any sort of relationship beyond the basic yearly review and touch point here and there, I still expected SOMETHING different when I brought up the fact that we'd received our referral. There's no way I'm going to give her the satisfaction of dragging on about the frustrating conversation we had, I will say it's time to find a new group within my company. Now that my *rant* is out of the way... I can move on to the exciting whirlwind that is now encompassing our lives!

Honestly, could it get more perfect than being blessed with a handsome little boy and a beautiful little girl?! I'm sure there are days when we will be exhausted, sleep deprived, and questioning our abilities as parents, but there is no way I would ever have it any other way. As crazy as it may sound to those that haven't experienced adoption first hand, this was meant to be. When I look at their little faces, I can't imagine how I could already be so in love with them. Tewodros has such big, thoughtful eyes, and Yodit has such a sweet, cuddly look. I have no idea how much they cry, or if they make slurping sounds when they eat, but I know they weren't meant to be with us.

Tomorrow, my mom and I will be heading to Direct Buy (such a wonderful place!) to hopefully get the cribs and other bedroom furniture items ordered. They have some awesome prices on really great stuff. *I already KNOW this since I've been "window shopping" for a while now!* We know that we want some sort of whimsical safari sort of them, and have a few decorative items we've picked up here and there to use. If anyone has cute suggestions on a nice boy/girl safari type nursery, let me know!

I guess it's time for me to get back to it - working, baby name brainstorming, day dreaming, etc.! Make it a great day everyone!

7 comments:

Anna said...

I cant help it- I am so, so jealous! We have been waiting for a referral of a baby boy from Ethiopia for eleven months and we are being told to expect to wait another 5-6 months for a referral. Then we have to wait another three months before we can travel :(
You are very blessed!

nell ann said...

I am also jealous of your quick referral -- and for twins! That is my hubband's idea of perfection.

Oh, and you should check babies r us because they have five or six different safari prints to chose from.

Congrats and good luck getting stuff done!

Cindy said...

Congratulations! Twins, how exciting! We adopted 5 month triplet boys over a year ago from Ethiopia. Multiples are the BEST!!! :D Not that I have anything against singletons, of course!

Journal said...

Are you happy with your Placement Agency? We are with Adoption Avenues too...and love hearing words of advice regarding the process with them.

Journal said...

oh, my email address is myi_draon at yahoo dot com

be_a_Mary said...

YAY! I love reading your mullings on adding to your family! I say, surround yourself with people who are truly happy for you and who you know share your heart for adoption. I've learned that we set ourselves up for disappointment when we expect others without a heart for adoption to react a certain way. Folks either get it, or they don't. Sounds like your colleague didn't. :( I like your 'shake it off' attitude! I hope I get to meet your nuggets soon!!

The Hausams said...

Karen's right on! Some people just aren't going to respond well and there's nothing you can do to make them happy for you unfortunately. :( Shaking it off and finding friends who share your heart for adoption and will love your kids is so important. I'm looking forward to hearing what their names will be. :)