Sunday, February 7, 2010


IMG_3194 There has been a growing unrest in my soul, a sense that I am on the brink of something.  A feeling that scares me and excites me as I wait for for “it” to reveal itself.  I’ve come to realize that these feelings often lead me to a deeper level of understanding myself that I did not know existed, a well of strength or a promise of a chance for growth.  I’ve never been a fan of change, but it was a feeling not unlike this one that lead me to realize that I was strong enough to be a single parent.  That I was strong enough to parent two children.  It’s that feeling that lead me to pick up the pen and sign the forms and why I continue to sign time and time again.  And here it is again, but this time it doesn’t involve children.IMG_3205 copy

I find myself searching the internet, looking for answers, looking for connections, looking for the key to unlock it within myself.  I should also know by now that it reveals itself at the right time.   In the weeks and months before my ‘ah-ha’ adoption moment I had conversations with strangers and friends alike leading me down the path.  People entered my life precisely when they were supposed to, guiding me without ever knowing it.  I had dreams of children that looked nothing like me and I could feel, I could feel this incredible attachment, a love, for these children I had never seen before.  IMG_3227 copy

But at the same time, despite the unease within, I’ve been more content, happier than I ever recall feeling before in my life.  Despite what you may think, it is not related to Duc.  He does bring joy to my life, but the feeling I have is deeper and something coming from deep within.  I realized a few weeks ago that I am no longer wishing my weeks away.  It actually came as a surprise when I woke up a few Mondays ago and groaned and wondered how long the week would be.  It struck me, it had been weeks if not months since the last time I thought that.  I’m finally learning to enjoy each day and the challenges and blessings that come with it.  IMG_3230 copy

In December I felt a shift within.  When things got tough, I got zen.  It has actually been a joke at work—how can I remain so calm when things are not going well with our project.  Even though I had a rough patch this week (between Duc and I both being sick and sleep deprived the crap at work was just the icing on the cake), I still feel most incredibly content.  IMG_3288 copy

I don’t know where this will go, this feeling.  Perhaps it is just a seed that must wait for the time of rain before truly germinating, but until then I remain open and excited about the direction my life is heading.  And hopefully Duc doesn’t mind being along for the ride.


Michele February 7, 2010 at 7:38 AM  

Obviously your inner soul is trying to tell you something. I hope whatever it is reveals itself to you soon. In the meantime, I'm really glad you are in a good place.

Christine February 7, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

I've been having a similar feeling too... but am still clueless as to what it's about. I can't wait to see your path reveal itself.

Kris February 8, 2010 at 9:39 AM  

i have been much calmer, much more "zen" since M-n-M entered my life. people at work comment that i should have had kids years ago.

glad your in that place. it is the best place to be.

Angie February 10, 2010 at 7:58 AM  

I think Duc kinda likes the ride! Enjoy the journey, girl!

Sorry you lost your email/blog lists...that's a big bummer!
...just in case

オテモヤン February 10, 2010 at 5:11 PM  



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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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