Monday, June 04, 2007
Reflecting on the Weekend
Suddenly, the first Friday of June was upon us. So off we go to Cobb County to our First Friday Group. We had dinner with A & M as has become our habit. Joining us were K&M from Sheridan's Shenanigans, who have accepted a referral of a darling little boy from China. Sending prayers for peace to them as they wait for final approval from China. Our First Friday hosts have decided to begin another adoption journey that will end with the adoption of their daughter, Hope. It's fun to hear them talk about paperchasing and referrals. J & A are making final plans to travel to pick up their precious little Laney. E & H were there with their new little one, home from China. We left at the end of the night feeling very connected to our child, wherever/whoever she or he may be. While we dread the trip to the North side in Friday traffic each month, the support and feeling of belonging we get while there lessens the pain. I know that so many propspective adoptive parents have no such resource and would drive hours to experience what we have.
Saturday took us to an outdoor concert to see Foreigner. What a blast!
I spent Sunday afternoon sitting in the backyard with a book. That's my definition of fun! The book I'm reading is called The Waiting Child by Cindy Champnella. I'd have to recommend this for anyone considering adopting a child from China. While parts of this story tug at your heartstrings, it is truly a story of hope.