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.


Lisa and Doug said...

I love Foreigner! Sounds like you had great weekend!

amy said...

that would have been fun and we loved seeing you...Lisa and doug are next...yippee

Mark and Rebecca said...

We too really enjoyed the weekend. It was a pleasure to be with everyone. I love being with families who are at all different stages in the process. It is encouraging, and I love to encourage families just starting in the process.

Lily is a total cutie, and we can't wait for J&A to get Laney!

I am going to make some quilt squares on Friday. Email me if you'd like for me to send you one.

Mark and Rebecca said...

Forgot to mention that I LOVED The Waiting Child. I shed many tears.

I just finished Saving Levi. I recommend that one too.