Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Why I love my friends

Having just returned to town from visiting family (and having a luxuuurious spa day with my sister), I texted my friend Amanda that we are on The List.  Amanda is just one of those people who always says the right thing, and this was her text back, which made me laugh (still smiling now!):

YEAH!!  You two are paper pregnant!  (it may be an elephant gestation, but still, you're paper pregnant!!!)  We need to celebrate!

I also got a beautiful, homemade pendant of Africa from our crafty friend Alayne, and it's gorgeous and keeps me feeling connected to this adoption.

And last, but definitely not least, we are added to The List by the date on which USCIS approved us, not the date we received the letter in the mail.  That date was March 25, which means we were approved on my sister's birthday--I'm normally not one for signs, but I'm choosing to see that as an excellent one!!

So we've been on the list for 5 days now....


  1. I choose to see the date as a VERY good sign too, especially since it was also my 40th!!!!
    Amy x

  2. Having just returned from eth... You are in for one amazing life transforming experience!! So happy you made it on the list!!

  3. YAHOO! Love this news! So exciting!

  4. yay! oh my goodness, i'm so happy for you guys!

  5. Haha, I love your friend's text! Congrats on your soon-to-be baby elephant :)