Thursday, November 20, 2008

Holiday Waiting

The holiday season is upon us and this festive time of year can be tough on waiting families. On one hand, there is so much to do that there isn't much time to dwell on the waiting. However, the pain seems a bit deeper this time of year. We all want to hang another stocking by the chimney with care, in hopes our referral soon will be here!

How can we support each other during the holiday waiting? Any good ideas out there? Do you buy a present or two for the child that will be part of your family or does that make it harder? We did buy gifts for our daughter before we had a referral. Of course, we got a referral two weeks after Christmas, so it seemed more reasonable then!

A friend just emailed me and asked how she can love us better while we wait. Just by asking that question, she is loving us well already. Sometimes all you need is a little reminder that other people remember you are waiting and hurt with you. So, for all of you reading this, I remember you are waiting!

Now, go drown your sorrows in turkey and pumpkin pie!


Our Second Miracle said...

Happy Holidays! Hope you hear some good news soon. I understand waiting during the holiday season is hard. This is our second Christmas waiting. Well, we still have 30 days...come on referrals!!!

Anonymous said...

Depending on what your timeline might be...

can you keep the tree up until your little one comes home? We had some friends do that.

definitely get a few presents for your future son or daughter.

write to them on meaningful holidays. As we awaited our son, I wrote in a journal for him. I made sure to write on the important days. It helped me feel close to him and made him more real.

Just a few suggestions!