Monday, April 27, 2009

Weary on the Journey...

I don't mean to exclude my non-adopting pals, but really, you have to be an adoptive parent to totally, fully understand how this process wears you out, financially, physically, mentally, spiritually, psychologically, and every other "ally". We are close with China, which is great, but we just found out that we have to have DNA testing done for Philippe and their bio father. You know who pays for that, too. You do. So I don't need to tell you! Just tired. Tired of invoices. Tired of waiting. Tired of stupid things like fingerprints EXPIRING. Just plain weary and tired. So. THERE.

19 comments:

Jenny said...

That picture of Taz is more than I can bear. I can't look in his face.
Hang in there, sweet.
xo

Salzwedel Family said...

Truly, unless you have been there or are in the thick of it right now it's so hard to understand. Praying for you guys!

Katy said...

Right there with ya!! There are no nice words sometimes along the way....as far as the IBESR wait in particular, my nephew would say, "Stink popsicle!" or "I'm gonna do an angry prance!" Sorry....it's late. Now where are those new photos of your cute kids? That ought to cheer ya up! They are cuter than Taz...

The Karr Family said...

Oh Dawn... I'm so sorry! It is alwasys just one more thing... or one more hurdle... etc. Praying for you guys - and praying for some good news from China while you go through this step!

Kathy C. said...

Great picture.

kb said...

I know exactly how you feel.

Chris said...

It's always something, isn't it?! Sorry to hear you have yet another cost with all of this, but in the end...you know it will all be worth it and you will find a way. Keeping our fingers crossed and praying that you will see Olivia's face within the next week! There is always a plus side!

Terry said...

I am truly truly sorry. I do understand...

I'm praying your good China news will come soon to make this just a tad bit more bearable to endure...

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

We SO can relate. Pretty stinkin' tired in our world as well.

Lena Wright said...

Praying for you. I understand where you are at. I have to remind myself often, that God is STILL in control, even when it doesn't appear that way. ((((HUGS))))

Jay and Kelly said...

I can relate and it can be quite draining....

Anonymous said...

My heart aches for you two and your family scattered around the world.

Cristine

Beth said...

Oh Dawn...one thing after another. Can you share the purpose of the DNA testing? I don't know anything about the Haiti process. Is that something that is normally required?

Well, as others have said, I'm just going to keep looking ahead for that China referral! SOON! We could all use some good news around here. :)

Dan and Karen Herman said...

UGGGGHHHHH I just wanna beat my head on a rock for you! I agree, how can fingerprints possibly expire?? Anyone reading this work for the US Government and can explain this?????? I'm so sorry you have more bills to pay and no kids home yet, it is such pain to go through. Just think, when you see Olivia's face (next week) you will soar with the eagles.

Sending you hugs, prayers and love.

Karen & Dan

Greg's Wife said...

It's really just too much! I'm sick of it all for / with you! Lord, have mercy, please. This is SUCH a hellacious process!

kayder1996 said...

Been there. I think operating without a deadline gets old rather quickly. I used to feel like if I knew "when" this would end I would feel better. For the record, even towards the end when I knew the "when", I still didn't feel better. Praying right now for a renewing of your spirit.

Carlee said...

There are two things I have learned through seeing people go through adoption, especially foreign. One, you are absolutely right. Only a parent who's child is still in a foreign country, who is being cared for by someone else and who cannot come HOME until every i is dotted and t is crossed can understand what it feels like. I do not understand, but I pray, and trust that God hears beyond my limited comprehension and that He moves mountains. Sometimes I wonder if He put adoption on my heart so heavily to show me things I do not understand, and to get me to pray for things I know nothing of.

Praying them home. Make it soon Lord Jesus!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Oh I truly understand...

My3Monkeys said...

Keep your chin up. I know the struggles you are facing and I know how weary it can make your heart and soul. Hope you are over the hump soon!

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