Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Summer Memories

I miss summer...REAL summer...the summer of my youth. I miss NO responsibility, NO schedule...sleeping late...swimming ALL day...being really tan with gold streaks in my brown hair...riding bikes till my legs were ready to fall off....bottle rocket wars with my big brother at the lake...church camp...and a great vacation road trip.

Since WB is 7 (and a half) and forming lifetime memories, this year I've tried really hard to see that he has a great summer. One highlight is sure to be our upcoming beach vacation. We are so excited! (Three days till blast off!!!) But...(there's always a but...) for months, I've foolishly been telling myself we'd have a referral by the end of the summer and that appears unlikely, and it has made me a little melancholy today. I know it will happen...eventually...I just hate getting my hopes up.

HOWEVER, I want it noted that I am NOT whining...NOT whining one bit...I have a TON to be thankful for and I am truly blessed. In a week, JB and I will lay on our beach blanket, as WB hunts sand crabs by moonlight (with a flashlight supplement.) Then, we'll sit back, holding our little boy's hands, as we all "ooh" and "aah" at fireworks over the ocean. It's gonna be great...and my boy will remember it always.

And, next year there will be all kinds of little pink and purple stuff in another suitcase that gets packed into the car as we head out on another summer adventure. I LOVE summer and I can't wait to give my kids fabulous summer vacations and great summer memories. But, that boy of mine better never even think about shooting bottle rockets at his little sister!!


Tricia & Kirk said...

Oh boy do I miss summers. I was a teacher after college, and then a grad student, and now I have to WORK! Yuck!

Dianna said...

Well, he might *think* it but he'll know better than to do it! I hope we all hear good news, referral-wise, soon. Until then, enjoy the beach with the two men in your life!

Paul & Erin said...

Boy oh boy do I hate preconceived notions. I've been telling friends and family that hopefully we will travel next year. I will be so disappointed if that doesn't happen!

Referrals will come soon. We are praying for all of you that are waiting!

Bill, Paula & Will Cook said...

Wonderful post! Here's hoping that there is much sand in your tub at the end of the day, and little sand in your bed! :) Have a great time at the beach!

Adoption Timeline

  • 01/01/08 - Home at Last
  • 12/24/07 - G & R
  • 12/18/07 - Travel
  • 12/7/07 - Travel Packet/VISA Authorization
  • 12/06/07 - I-600 Approval
  • 11/16/07 - I-600 Received for Review
  • 09/26/07 - Referral
  • 03/23/07 - Log in Date
  • 02/23/07 - Dossier to Vietnam
  • 02/08/07 - Dossier to Agency
  • 08/08/06 - Switched to Vietnam Program from China Program