Thursday, January 31, 2008

Check out the cat!


Have you ever had days like this? or adoptions? If I have learned anything, I know that things change in a heart beat and no matter how rational you are, the moment you step out and make that decision to become a parent, you are forever changed. From then on you are stretched beyond your comfort. For better or for worse, there is no going back to that moment before your child entered your heart.

When I look at this photo, I interpret it two different ways. The first time I saw it I was kind of horrified. My cat is also a calico and she is very bashful. I'm sure my cat would have died of fright if this had happened to her. A few weeks later I looked at this picture again and I saw something different. Maybe, just maybe, that cat was just enjoying the ride. As crazy as it sounds, some cats like water. My sister's present and former cats were water hogs. Any time they heard the shower running or someone washing something in the sink, they were there.

I'm beginning to realize that sometimes life is as good as your perception of it. Yeah, things kind of suck in adoption land these days. But when haven't they? After the fact, people always paint a bright and shiny picture of it because they finally have their child. I know that somewhere in this world, I have two children. While I think that they will come from China and Vietnam, I don't honestly know that for sure. All I know is what I feel in my heart and I don't think God is done with me (or them) yet.

2 comments:

Jen February 1, 2008 at 8:59 AM  

Great post! I always forget that I am in control of my perception of things...

Kelli February 2, 2008 at 7:06 PM  

A great way to think of this whole process- I have been looking at things differently now too!

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This started as my story, but has evolved to OUR story. This is the story of life as a single parent to a wonderful little boy while we wait for baby sister. China LID 2.12.07.


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