Sunday, March 01, 2009

Back from vacation - with Show and Tell images.

I'm back from Florida. It was a long, relaxing and lovely vacation. I can't believe it's supposed to snow a foot tomorrow.

In other news, while we were down there, my mother told me to call my cousin's wife. While I think she is lovely, she's not someone I talk to very often, aside by commenting on F@ceb00k, etc. Turns out her mother has a friend whose daughter is pregnant and doesn't think she can parent. She was wary of letting us know -- her husband (my cousin) said to mind her own business, but she talked to my aunt and then my mother and was convinced that this is something we should pursue. So the birth mother counselor spoke to the pregnant woman's father, who has been making sure she's been getting to her doctors' appointments and who has been taking care of her, and sent over a brochure and our profile.

The woman had been feeling desperate and called up one of those billboard adoption agencies with the pictures of in-utereo fetuses that are usually funded by churches to make sure women do not choose abortion. They are aggressively pursuing her and calling her often.

Not sure what's going to happen with this, but it makes my tummy tumble in knots. I'll follow up with our agency some tie next week. I'm not feeling very hopeful, but it is our first 'showing.' There is always a chance.

So, I will share a few pictures of the wonderful wildlife we saw while in Florida.









14 comments:

Kristin said...

Absolutely fabulous pics from Florida!

Wishing you the very best of luck with this possible adoption.

Arian said...

Those are beautiful pictures! It makes me want to hop in the car and head to the shore!

infertilityrocks said...

What, no alligators? Looks like a great trip into 'real' Florida, not the fakey-fake tourist areas. I do hope something promising comes of this phone call from your aunt, but I understand keeping your heart protected as best you can from it all.

Ahh, the rollercoaster!

EVE

Almamay said...

Great pictures and happy to hear you had a relaxing time.

Fingers crossed with this new adoption development. Nerve wracking stuff.

Cara said...

Wow - those pics take my breath away! I Want to go now!!!

I hope and pray that this is the opportunity you have been waiting for - the what if's much be killer. Hang in...and keep us informed!

battynurse said...

Great pics!! Love the bird in the first one. Is that greenery what I think it is??
Wishing good things with the potential adoption situation.

Queenie. . . said...

So glad you had a good vacation.

Re: The Situation: hey, you never know. I firmly believe that you have to check every thing out that MIGHT be a possibility, because that's how things become reality. Best of luck to you in your adoption journey.

Brenna said...

Oh, what an exciting possibility--I'm hoping this turns into something! The vacation pics are fabulous, and because I'm a first-time visitor to your blog, I have to say that I LOVE YOUR HOUSE. Drool, drool, drool. It's gorgeous.

Nancy said...

Welcome home! It's nice to soak in some warmth and sun before you're hit with yet another snow storm.

On the other issue, definitely pursue it. It sounds like she still isn't sure what to do, but I can't imagine she wouldn't feel better about working with birthparents she has some connection with than strangers. Good luck.

ultimatejourney said...

Beautiful pictures!

About the other stuff . . . hey, you just never know what might work out. It's worth pursuing.

Liv said...

Great pics, I especially love the butterfly. Good job!

WiseGuy said...

Ah, I am so glad that the vacation did you good!

Life is queer...here is that lady who does not want kinds and people are stuffing images in front of her to help her in deciding to not abort and then there is the us-class, befriending injection to have babies.

Follow it, but I think you should be mentally prepared wot accept all scenarios. Everything appears to be quite dicey...

My Reality said...

Welcome home and fingers crossed!

DrSpouse said...

Lovely pictures.

How hard for this girl, having the agency harassing her.