Monday, April 28, 2008


I work with a lot of people who are very excited about my adoption. However, due to the nature of my job, I do not see these people with any regularity, consistency, or predictability. So many times a day, I find that I am repeating myself.

I don't want to be mean, but maybe I should make a sign for this waiting period:

No, I haven't heard anything yet.
Yes, it could be any day now, but it could also be weeks or months.
I promise to tell you when I have anything worth telling.
Thanks for your support!


Jared and Amy said...

Nice idea!!!
It is really awesome that everyone around you is much better than no one asking. Can I still make a referral guess ----- May 4th.

Teresa said...

I'm feeling the same way lately.

If you're still accepting referral guesses I would say May 12.

habeshachild said...

Oh I *SO* remember being exactly where you are -- so grateful for the interest and enthusiasm, but so OVER answering the same damn questions again and again...

Anonymous said...

With our 1st adoption (Taiwan), I got to where I hated to see people coming because I knew they'd ask. It made the stress that much worse. (even though I appreciated their enthusiasm) I really hated speaking with my father, as he thought we were being duped out of money for no baby. This time around, I just haven't told him yet. Saves me the stress and him the worry.

Keeping my fingers crossed you hear something this week but I know it will happen when it supposed to happen.


m&r said...

Where can I get one of those signs? ;)

I totally sympathize with you as we experience the same. I just keep trying to remind myself that anyone who is asking is genuinely excited and interested in our plans. Anyway, I have my fingers crossed that you will be able to give a different answer very, very soon.

Mamá to the best 2 said...

how about one of these shirts??
well, at least it's a start!

graceling said...

A very fun start, Em:)

Dan, Tiffany and Maggie said...

So if you decide to create one of those signs, let me know; I'll definitely purchase one!