Sunday, June 13, 2010

What’s a Waiting Mom To Do?

When I was pregnant I spent my days eating healthy food, drinking lots of water, taking prenatal vitamins, and rubbing my big belly as I talked sweet nothings to the little one inside. Even during my pregnancy with Kimani when I knew there was a heart defect and the 80% chance of Down syndrome, still I was in control of what was going on with her day-to-day as I waited. I was meeting all her needs with the best of everything.

But now as I wait for my babies, I cannot feed them or comfort them. I cannot meet their needs and protect them. And I can’t rush Peach to the pediatric surgeon who can save her life, the same one that saved Kimani’s life. All I can do is chase down paperwork and wait and pray for them.

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And I can shop for them :-) You see, when we finally fly over there to appear in court before the judge who will decide to make them our daughters, we will have to leave without them. That’s right. There is a 10 day waiting period after an adoption. A period that exists so that someone (an extended family member maybe?) can come forward and ask to stop the adoption. Once that period passes, we can fly back over and get our girls, then get their visas and passports, and bring them home.

So I bought them each a lovey doll, both Pooh bears, to hold onto during the waiting period. Something soft and comforting to remind them that mama and papa have not deserted them. Little Pooh bears as a promise of our return for them.

Which girl gets which bear? I don’t know. Why don’t you tell me :-)

11 comments:

Looking Up said...

It must be hard to wait, knowing that you have to trust others to care for your children until you can bring them home. Remember that they are always in God's care. We will be praying that they will be well until you can bring them home safely. By the way, I love the dolls! My son has some similar dolls that he sleeps with all of the time. Hope that they bring your little ones comfort while they wait to join their forever family!

Jasmine said...

So cute. I love Pooh. I wish I could be with you. I wish there was more that I could do - but know that I haven't stop praying.

TUC said...

Thank you Jasmine, prayer is our #1 resource!

RissaRoo said...

Hmmmm....I'm seeing Peach with the pink one, matching her healthy pink cheeks after her little heart is all fixed and she's snug and safe in your arms. And Mallory with the green, snuggling with her favorite lovey and drifting off to sleep in her new bed at home. Praying for them here, too!

To Love Endlessly said...

I vote for Pink for Peach and Mallory the green. I'm praying they are in your arms very, very soon.

hartelijk said...

First i thought the green one for Peach but with this comment from RissaRoo i must agree...
Oh the thought of healthy pink cheeks on that little baby!
You are in my prayers!

Adriana

Anonymous said...

I think the green goes with Mallory.. Imagine that sweet little girl runing around the garden.. all green :) And sweet baby Peach hugging her pink bear.. Just perfect

Lu, Poppies Blooming said...

I have to agree... pink for Peach and her soon to be rosey cheeks! And Mallory looks like she would just look good in green!

Praying for the two of them that God will just tell them their Mummy & Daddy are coming for them and to give them hope and peace and protection!

Lu

Leah said...
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Leah said...

Deleted my previous post because I can't write! Green for Mallory, and Pink for Peach! And I can totally see her rubbing her fingers on the silky edges, loving on them. And somehow, she's slightly more fancy than Mallory. Maybe she's a princess?

Tami said...

You may get the 10 day wait waived, since Peach is so sick...oh, pink for peach, green for sweet Mallory (I have always loved her!).

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