Sunday, April 29, 2007

Our Journey to our Daughter

Hello, my name is Ivy and together with my husband Dani, we decided to adopt our first child from China.
Of course many ask why we chose China, and there are many reasons, the first being that we wanted a little girl and the second being that China has been very consistent with the agencies they work in assuring the process goes as smoothly as possible.
We are ecstatic about this very personal decision and elated beyond words that one day in our future a little girl, born half way across the world, will wait for us to become her forever parents. This is a journey that involves love, patience and finding the inner strength to endure the seemingly endless months of waiting. Currently we are 6 months since our Dossier was sent to China, and every month brings us closer to our little ladybug!
Well, why do I call her our Ladybug, it's easy. One day this past fall, I came home from work and found all these pretty little ladybugs flying about our front door. I smiled to myself as I know that ladybugs bring good fortune and hoped that this was a Red Thread Connection to our daughter. Yes, there are definitely connections that only those of us in this process can relate to.

"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break."
--An ancient Chinese belief
Though we both work full time, I for one am never too exhausted to keep thinking, smiling, daydreaming, and hoping that these months of waiting will result in the anticipation of holding our baby daughter for the first time.
Yes the wait is hard, so I started to blog. It's that simple. I hope that as we share this journey, we will gain the insight, friendships and strength from family, friends and those of you who have also chosen the path of adoption.
My thoughts are with all of you out there also waiting and those about to receive your referrals in the next few days. So please continue to send good thoughts and prayers so that the wait speeds up, just by a few days!
More posts and pics to come, as I become more proficient at blogging (this is officially my first time).
Welcome to my blog


Trudi said...

Hi Ivy,
Thanks for sharing your blog with me. It is a wonderful idea and it will be so meaningful to be able to record your thoughts during this wait. Let's hope things speed up soon, and you'll have lots and lots to write about!!!! Your little Ladybug will treasure this blog someday knowing how much she was loved before you even met her!

myheartbeatsinChina said...

You are a sweetheart. Thanks for blogging with me.
Can't wait for June 2nd!

Ta Ta


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