Sunday, January 21, 2007

Reason #587

I knew there was a reason I've been stalling get started on our daughter's nursery. I haven't been able to quite put my finger on it, but assumed it's the wait, the uncertainty, the "is this really going to happen"-ness of the situation.

But, a few days ago, it became something more. I came from from runninng errands to a house on fire. The fire started in our master bedroom (a total loss), and smoke damaged the rest of the house. We lost everything we'd purchased for the nursery to date (except the crib bedding which was saved by the industrial strength plastic bag it was stored in), as well as all the beautiful gifts we'd been given for our little one (and to my Tea Monkey secret pal - if you are reading this your January gift is currently several shades of black. I'll be buying you a new one).

Standing in the smoke in the aftermath, I was freshly reminded that it's not the stuff that's important. We're safe, our cats are safe, most of our house is still standing and our I-171H was mercifully in a fireproof cabinet. We'll rebuild and move on. It could have been much, much worse. I guess right now the wait is a blessing in disguise - we'll have plenty of time to put the house back together before welcoming our child through its doors.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Stress Relief

Here's a little something to pass away the days as we wait for referral. Give it a try - it's surprisingly addictive....

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A New Family Is Born

Our friends Nancy and Brian are traveling early tomorrow morning to meet their little girl Lily. Check out their blog to follow along in their journey.

Godspeed, my friends. May the experiences you share with each other and your new daughter, both on this trip and in the years to come, bring you the utmost joy. Safe travels.