This week was the beginning of the Vietnamese New Year, also known as Tet. Last night we went out to our local Vietnamese restaurant to celebrate with friends of ours. Unfortunately, we're still without a camera, so no pics.
As of this week, we have officially been in the adoption process for 9 months. 9 long months with no baby in sight. And who knows how many more months to go. This milestone definitely stings a little for me. When we signed on with our original agency, the timeframe we were given for completing our adoption was 9 months, just like being pregnant, I thought. Little did I know that in the next 9 months, we would end up switching agencies, have our paperwork held hostage while us.cis went on summer vacation, and then sign on with an agency that has no babies!!! Luckily, I've also had an amazing husband to dry my tears, a beautiful baby shower given by my family, all of the amazing quilt squares and wishes, and the fun of working on the nursery, all of which remind me that I will have a baby, someday.
On a more positive note, the Vietnamese New Year is also about new beginnings, new hopes, and the feeling of renewal. So today I am going to change my attitude into one of renewed hope. Our adoption will happen this year.