Sunday, January 23, 2011

calming down

So, my last post was quite a pot-stirrer, I guess, and I expected that it would be when I wrote it. I'm not surprised in the least by that, and I handled the snarky comments better than I thought I would. Thanks to those of you who emailed me your support and lovely words. It meant a lot.

On Saturday we attended a wedding reception and then had a night out with two other couples. It was a fun day. I even got to sleep in on Saturday morning, which I love to do. Slow Saturday mornings are the best.

The wedding was for two friends that actually got married in Tacoma, Washington on New Year's Day, but the bride is a hometown girl and they held a reception here. It was a really neat reception, with some very personal details. The father of the bride spoke for a while, and then the bride and groom spoke. Because no one really knew the groom, he talked about his growing up and how he and the bride dated and how he really tried to win her over. We all laughed and ate and celebrated their marriage. We had a good time.

I happened to have my camera with me and took a couple of shots of the cake. This one was one of my favorites, and the purple theme they had could have been tacky, but was really well done. It was one of the best receptions I'd been to in a while.

Other than that, my weekend was pretty laid back. We talked adoption a lot, with people at the wedding and out at dinner. We tend to get asked a lot of questions about when will finally get our baby, and we don't know the answer to that. God does. Maybe he'll let us in on that soon. Randomly, today I found a baby book we bought that gives advice on newborn care. Of course, there are so many conflicting pieces of advice about babies, but I've always been a girl who likes to be well prepared. I spent a little time reading it today, although who knows when it might come in handy. I laugh on occasion when new moms look at me, after I've given some piece of advice that I've read in a book, when the just don't believe I should know these things. LOL. I've read all the same books they have, I just don't have a baby!

Soon, hopefully, soon.


JellyBelly said...

I agree 110% with sooner, rather than later!!!!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

Sissy, I am sorry I missed your last post. And I'm also sorry for the heartbreaking comment you received. I just wanted to send you lots of cyberhugs, because as much as you may realize that comment was about THAT PERSON and their insecurities, and NOT YOU... it still stings to have someone says to you with an air or sarcasm that they "understand" why you can't adopt/haven't adopted yet. I'd rather be spit at and told I'm a barren wh*re, personally, than to be made to feel like I can't adopt because I'm not a good enough person. What a horrible, horrible thing to say or imply to someone.

In any event, I am still praying for you daily, and I know God will lead you to YOUR child.

Frizzy and Bird said...

Sissy, I had intended to write you a personal note about your last post but life kinda took over. Can you give me your email addy again and I'll give you a little of my own thoughts and even experience here?

Laurie said...

Sissy, it was brave of you to post away anyway!

the misfit said...

Oh, I guess I missed the end of that one. People are so bizarre. Why are they even reading infertility blogs???

Anyway...good for you handling everything so well.