Sunday, January 21, 2007

And Counting....

I just realized that the baby's due date is 3 months from today!!!!!!

April 21, 2007

"The Family Nobody Wanted"

It's a lovely Sunday afternoon and I am reading through the blogosphere:) Today I am reading "Spirit of Adoption" and being greatly ministered to...especially by her post about waiting.

She also posted about "adoption media" that influenced her while she was a child and it sparked a rememberance for me. I remember watching a TV movie called "The Family Nobody Wanted" when I was small....the internet says it was 1975, so I would have been about seven....A preacher and his wife adopt 15 or 16 multicultural and/or special needs children. It was a beautiful movie.

About a year ago, I came across the book that the movie was based on at a local book store. I ended up borrowing it from the library. It is written by the mother, Helen Doss and I highly recommend it. One of the things that made this book so special for me was that I had just had a conversation with a friend about how the adoption/court day, which was growing closer, seemed very much like a wedding ceremony to me. We were making a public decree about our love and dedication to our soon to be daugher. My friend, who has not adopted, totally disagreed with me and said it was nothing like a wedding ceremony. About a week later, I started to read this book, which was written in the 1954. In it, Mrs. Doss talks at length about their first adoption and how it felt very much like a wedding ceremony!

Anyways, get the book! You'll be glad you did!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Adoption Blogs

I can't seem to get enough of the Adoption Blogs I have found. There is something so wonderful about being able to read about other's journeys through this maze. I have travelled it once before, but, just like each pregnancy is different, so it seems each adoption is different. How could it not be?

So, thank you, fellow adoption bloggers. You have all helped me while I wait:)