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Friday, April 10, 2009

ONE YEAR


WOW, one year since this journey began, and where are we now? We are 4 months in to waiting for the referral of our wonderful son and going strong. I won't lie and say this last year has been an easy one, the home study process was nerve racking, the holidays were really hard to get through with a smile and the first few months on 2009 were really hard with delays and new laws and things changing all the time. But the last 2 months have been great, i've started a new job, we started reno's in the house and the beautiful sunshine is finally coming out to great us. The way I look at is that we made it through one year we can go another. I'm sure there will still be many ups and downs to come but right now we are in a good place and the time is passing by fast enough so i'm riding with it and smiling and just feeling good about the whole process. Do I want my son home more than ever, absolutely, but realistically it will still be approx. 1 year before we get to have him home, so we accept it and move forward.

I would like to take this time to thank everyone for the great support in the last year. My family has been so amazing and supportive, always there to listen and cry with me. My husband has been my rock and without him this journey would have ended a long time ago. and my new adoption community friends, those I have chatted with on the phone, met in person and those I have grown a friendship through online discussions and email, you are all amazing, and you all make this journey easier. I can't wait to look back in years from now when we all have our little ones home and we are discussing what cute things they did that day.

I do hope that next year at this time I'll have Kaysen in my arms and can hardly find the time to blog but if not I know my support system, my family and my husband will get me through it. Things happen in this journey that we can't control and we all lose hope now and then but it does happen and families do actually get complete, so as long as I keep believing it will happen then I think we will be ok.

6 comments:

Carolyn said...

Happy one year anniversary! Just think you are now that much closer to having your baby in your arms! Thank goodness for all the family and friends who help us through this tough process.

Carolyn and Adam

Tammy said...

Hey cyber bff (lol) I can't believe its been one year...I know how hard it has been for you and I think that this time next year will be life changing!!!! Parenthood is incredible...take time now to nest, prepare, sleep and spend time as a couple. I know, I know...you've heard it before...take it from someone who now knows...seriously! ;)
Like I've said before, you and Chris will be amazing parents and Kaysen will grow up surrounded by love.

Lots of love!

Tammy

P.S. Hey...I forgot to mention in my facebook comment that I'll totally meet up with you in August, just let me know more closer to the date and we can arrange something. :)

Stephanie said...

I'm glad to be beside you on this crazy ride!!!

Steph :-)

Rana and Yvan said...

"Things happen in this journey that we can't control and we all lose hope now and then but it does happen and families do actually get complete, so as long as I keep believing it will happen then I think we will be ok."

Natalie - what you wrote above is so true.

Carry it in your heart always and when you have those bad days it will get you thru.

Congrats on one year!

Hugs,

Rana
p.s. give me a call sometime :)

Kirsten said...

Congratulations on 1 year! I think my husband and I are pretty close to same spot as you in regards to timelines - we just hit 4 months of waiting for a referral. Every day that goes by is one more step to building our family.

Smiles,
Kirsten

K_I_T_ said...

Hi, I am new to reading your blog and look forward to following it as we too are waiting for a referral. I think it's great to connect with others who are going thru the same stuff. No one else can totally understand. Look forward to following your blog