Sunday, February 19

My baby's so far away!

Madeline (Maddy) feels very far away to me. Maybe because we know we can't get her before September. It's pretty hard to look at her picture or look at Gwen (who is nearly the same age as Maddy) and not think about her and wonder what she's doing and if she's happy. I feel like we're missing so much of her babyhood!

But it does feel good to know that she's in foster care. At least she's got a mom. I hope her foster mother is warm and loving and our little girl is getting lots of attention.


Blogger Krista said...

I totally understand! When you get those pictures, waiting just seems unreasonable! It's a new level of impatience. But it will be worth it!

February 20, 2006 1:51 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Hi Donna. I am sure little Maddy is being well cared for, but I know you want her with you now. Are you able to get updates from the Foster Mom over the next few months? I truly understand the stinks. I am so hoping to travel in Sept as well. We'll see.


February 20, 2006 2:39 PM  
Blogger LindaJ said...

I felt the same way with Lila. I thought that I was missing so much, but you can't beat yourself up over it. You wil see her learn so much in the first month home, just like with Gwen.
Trust me be thankful that she is in foster care she is being well taken care of. I have been so blessed that Lila has been loved so much by her foster parents. It has made the transition easy and hard all at the same time, if that makes sense.
I will be following your blog for tips on the journey to #2.

February 20, 2006 4:04 PM  
Blogger Scott Ocheltree said...

There isn't anything that can be said to lessen the tug you feel on your heart.

I hope everything in the adoption process of Maddy goes quickly and smoothly so you may bring her home as soon as possible.

February 20, 2006 6:23 PM  
Blogger Joannah said...

I hope the months go by quickly for you.

February 20, 2006 7:13 PM  
Blogger Tonia said...

Donna -

I'm praying for peace in your heart to know that Maddy is being loved and cared for until you can hold her in your arms and bring her into your loving family. She is such a beautiful little girl and she deserves to be home with forever family.

hugs -

February 20, 2006 8:07 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

She is such a sweetie pie, and I can't wait for you all to be united. I hope you are able to get some updates!

February 21, 2006 9:26 AM  
Blogger Perrin said...

Oh, I can't imagine how hard it would be to have her picture for that long. The 7 weeks from referral to travel was hard enough, but nothing like what you are experiencing I'm sure.

I wonder if your agency could help you get regular updates from the foster family...I bet that would help. Taking the mystery out of the whole situation can ease the worries.

February 21, 2006 1:01 PM  
Blogger Ryan and Heather said...

I'm so happy that you are adopting a second daughter! I hope you have a speedy rest of the process. I'll be following along in your journey and praying for family.

February 21, 2006 2:36 PM  
Blogger Bridget said...

You think they'll allow you to send care packages to her? I mean, since she's already referred to you guys, so you are her parents. That would be so cool if you could start some sort of communication with the foster mom and send presents to your little girl early.

February 21, 2006 3:20 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I don't have any wise words of comfort to say. I will keep Maddy in my thoughts & prayers & hope that she is well and finds her way to you as quickly as possible.


February 21, 2006 6:38 PM  
Blogger Jana said...

Hi Donna,
Maddy looks like such a sweetheart and i can only imagine how hard it is to just sit and wait until you can meet her and bring her home with you. I hope the time will go quickly for you. My prayers are with you and your family.
PS....i love Gwens dress!! :)

February 23, 2006 7:31 AM  

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