Saturday, October 27, 2007

Birthdays, Willie Nelson & Voices

I was trying to think back to when I turned 21. I know the city I was living in at the time. However, I don't recall how I celebrated the third most important birthday of my life. Provided you don't include the day you were born, the first most important birthday was turning 13. A TEENAGER! Oh yeah, that was big. BIG.

The second most important birthday was turning 16. Can you say DRIVE. Turning 16 was HUGE! It was freedom baby.

The third biggest birthday was the infamous turning 21. ADULT! Not to bash the 18 year old crowd but 21 was all about being a MAN, a WOMAN, an ADULT or so I thought then...

Today marks our 21st month in the adoption quest for Alyzabeth An since getting our LID back in 2006. I numbly found myself imitating Willie Nelson singing "Gee, ain't it funny, how time slips away". Sorry Willie, I guess I'm not in the fun zone right now but I really do like the song. Honest, great song...

So, congratulations to US. We've made it 21 months and you know what? That's cool. That's OK. Those before us fulfilled their quests sooner. That's a good thing. Others, most likely, will have journeys longer than ours. That's a sad thing. I'd give anything to help change that...

For now, it's one slow referral month at a time. But it's progress. I can hear this mystic voice in my head exhorting "Stay in the queue, every one please take one step forward. No shoving. Stay in line please..."
Disclaimer: I don't hear voices all the time. Just so you know.

So, until next month, Keep the faith. Heads high everyone. And God's Peace with each step of your journey. Oh, and one last thing. Do stay in line..... Just a little bit farther and we're all there. Forever Day. Forever Families...

fm

4 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Happy 21 Months....
You are almost there...
Can't wait to see Alyzabeth in your arms....
Have a Wonderful Weekend
Kim

Shannon said...

Sometimes all you can do is repeat the mantra...it's going to happen...it's going to happen...it's going to happen. And BTW, hearing voices is really a sign of brillance, not insanity. LOL.

NorasMommy said...

Happy 21st!

With the latest rumors, I'm starting to feel pretty good about this. It will happen and it's not that far away. Springtime in China will be lovely.

Glad to hear you are holding up well.

Jennifer

i-Con said...

Happy 21! I hear the voices all the time now...most of the time they quack ;0)