Monday, September 10, 2007

My New Coping Mechanism...


Truly, this is my new stance. The rumors have been way off for months now. The timelines keep growing. I'm tired of trying to figure it all out. I'm tired of the monthly rollercoaster . I'm hunkered down and I'm riding it out. I don't need to see any more graphs or hear anymore guesses. It just makes me nuts. I'm here for the long haul. I will cherish every baby I see come home and hold them in my heart until my Sophia comes home.


39 comments:

Doris & Dan said...

All my eggs are in China's basket. However long it takes.

Hugs!

Keep smilin!

LIZ said...

I think that's the attitude you need to be able to survive the long wait.You hang in there girlfriend!

Donna & Joe said...

That's the best way to go...you can drive yourself crazy with daily visits to the Rumor Queen!

You've got TONS of us right here with you for the LONG haul!

Donna :)

Janet said...

Yep, yep, YEP!!! You said it, girl!

Franceskasjourneyhome said...

I feel exactly the same as you do, We have come this far and you know what, it is gonna happen. At the end of this rollercoaster we get to bring home our babygirls, so I am just gonna grin and bear it!!! We will have our pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. You are a remarkable women from what I see so just hang in there and we will be just fine. Love, Kristy

Daniella said...

I hear ya on this one. I really tried to stop visiting RQ daily and I have felt better. How can anyone know what's truly going to happen - Yes she can predict but why bother. There is a plan, but we didn't write it. I'm hanging on with you for the journey, however long, to our children.

LaLa said...

Totally makes sense to me and the only way to get through this really. In a way I am glad we didn't have RQ when I was waiting...

Roy and Lori said...

AMEN SISTER!

chloesmama said...

I'm with you--outstanding attitude! And I love your blog header...the diamonds among the trees were subtle! Love it!!!

Elise said...

Me too....and a friend just received a referral from Korea who has been waiting a long time too....that is giving me hope. It will happen!

Love the fall header, I am thinking I need change mine up a bit too;)

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Atta gurl!

Ps. New blog header looks pretty spiffy!

Juliette said...

Good thinking. I am not going a lot anymore (and I don't really need because news are posted all over blogland very quickly anyway).
For our first adoption we didn't even know about RQ and you see we survived!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

I am right with ya girly...
We will stick it out together..
I never have really believed in the rumors..
I think we will have our little girls sooner then they say..
Have a Great Weekend.
Kim

Jewels of My Heart said...

They are only speculation anyway... Besides... you are not really waiting on the CCAA, you are waiting on the Lord who knows who your baby Sophia is and when she will be in the matching room just waiting to be matched to her Mommy and Daddy.
God's Speed

amy said...

Im here with ya and those stinky rumors are bad

cougchick said...

hang in there, RMJ.

Mark and Rebecca said...

I'm with you. Those rumors and graphs mean nothing to me. I just want to see babies each month for encouragement!

Hopingforsix said...

Soooo true--our wait for JiaLi was nowhere even close to what it is now but I remember getting so caught up in the timelines that I heard and finally I decided to just wait and not watch the timelines---what a surprise the phone call was. Almost going on a waiting list again, a few more items to gather...

secret agent said...

it's better this way
the highs and crashes are just taking its toll on a lot of us.
hugs

Ashley said...

Good for you! :)

jennifer said...

I am so with you! What's the point? No one knows anything, so why speculate? Maybe I'll start looking when I am much further down the road. I almost took my lillypie counter down because I couldn't stand it, but it has become background to me now and I don't really notice it anymore.

Tracy said...

I'm hunkered down with ya!!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

You title and picture made me snicker.
I stopped following RQ long ago.
Sometimes plugging your ears and keeping your vision clear is the best action.

Noemi said...

Hi RMJ... I tried to look for a link to email you to no avail... I have an email link on my blog. Can you email me your address?

All I can say is that it WILL happen. It will take some time but at the end it will be all worth it..

(((HUGS)))

kerri said...

Good plan, those graphs and predictions made me crazy and the wait feel longer and more unbearable, good thinkin' on your part.
:o) *wink*

Dawn said...

Amen! We too are in this for the long haul!

Jeff and Michelle said...

Good for you. Just remember that when it happens, and you hold your daughter for the first time, it will all make sense.
Bless you.

Holly said...

Yep you are right!

adele and dan said...

I'm right along side you with a LID 2/1/07! I'm not leaving China know matter what happens, they will have to drag me out kicking and screaming....
Hope one day we will meet up in China:)

Mark & Michelle said...

I live in my own bubble...one day someone will call me and tell me they have a baby for me...won't they???

Steffie B. said...

Someday my friend.....all our babies will be home!

Glinda said...

Years ago I stopped reading Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and all the other rags because they were stunting my growth; I've done the same with RQ; give me facts...just the facts, ma'am.

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Nancy said...

I am ready for your coping mechanism too. That and a couple margarita's along the way should help.

shuey6 said...

Oh, don't I know it. I just got my travel bumped out 3 weeks and 3 days. I was supposed to meet him next week, now it's next month. Talk about agreeing with you? I sure do!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Love the atitude.
How ownderful that we all have each other otherwise it would be the loony bin for me.

Lisa said...

Yep, right there with you. Hang in there. We are in this together.

Tim & Tina said...

LOVE this post! I agree, the rumors are not any fun and they're pure torture.

kris said...

And the Happy Bunny will cheer anyone up fast! Sarcasm and wit, our friends in this long wait... haha