Our Little Springroll

Our first born is Vietnamese! This is an account of the journey to our baby.

Headed to the bay… May 20, 2008

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On Friday, Nick and I are driving north to Red Point where we’ll be with my family for a few days on the Chesapeake Bay. I cannot wait to share this place with our child. For those that have been there, I’m sure you’re rolling your eyes thinking, “I have been there, and it isn’t all that great.” Well, for me it is. It is a small community that you may need to know to love, but for me, it offers a lifetime of memories. For all of the places that I have lived in my life, we always returned to the bay. My grandparents bought a cottage when my mom was a baby and we have always had a cottage to visit. This year, my parents bought their own cottage and so the memories can now continue for my own children. I look forward to watching them play in the sand, swim in the water, learn how to ski, go for boat rides and fishing, run in the grove and in general, enjoy the sense freedom that summer can offer a kid. Hopefully next year, we’ll be able to take our baby along.

Also, congratulations to Jenna! She got her travel approval last night and will be meeting her baby, Emma, in two weeks!


Just thinking… May 10, 2008

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On Monday, we will have been waiting five months for our referral. I have a lot to learn with WordPress in the coming months. But, for now, I don’t have a ticker of any type for quick time reference.

I plan on putting more time into this blog as we get further into this journey. I think that part of the reason I haven’t written much so far is that most of the time I don’t have a whole lot to share about the process. Not that stuff isn’t happening. Not that I don’t have a few people who probably wish I’d shut up already. But, I think that with all of the unknowns that have and do exist, with all of the fragility that has existed within Vietnam adoptions lately, my tendency is to just be still. To just be quiet. Part of the reason I switched to WordPress was because I hoped that as we knew more, I might write more. I do have a password chosen at this point. I just haven’t had any password protected posts. Maybe I’ll come up with something soon. And I will send the password to those of you who expect or requested it then.

Completely separate from all of that, I just realized something. At some point soon, we will know our child’s birthday. We will suddenly have a picture of our child, a name, a life story of sorts, and a day that we will forever celebrate as a family. It is fun to think about what month it is, or how close it might be to other family birthdays. Of course we know that there is a good chance that we won’t know the actual birth day of the child. But, unless we have good information to support another day, we’ll most likely be celebrating the birthday we are told. Of course another significant day will be celebrated as well…the day our baby joins our family. However, it is fun to think through how the calendar year will change once our baby is home.


Password May 2, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — beckarecka @ 2:41 pm

In the coming weeks, I will likely start password protecting some of my posts. (And possibly therefore, posting more.) I haven’t actually chosen a password yet or decided how free I will be with offering the password–whether it will just be for amily and friends or shared with other bloggers as well. However, if you would like to have the password, please let me know who you are and how you’re connected to Vietnam adoptions. We’ll send it to friends and family by email. Thanks for following our journey!