Sunday, March 22, 2009

And Breathe!

Inhale, Exhale, Inhale, Exhale!

This last week I have had to remind myself to breathe!

I have been going over and over in my head what I want to say about the events of last week but I got nothin'. I have sat down a couple of times to write a post in defense of this or that and zip! Zilch! Nada will come out.

I don't feel I have to defend anything! We chose the right country and agency for us when we started and we both still 100% feel that way now! 'Nuff said!

I am tired and in need of a giant hug though!

Any takers?


Kelly said...

Um, yeah, only I'm not so good with the touchy part of the touchy feely.... Sigh... Look at you with the sad eyes and puppy dog look.... NO! NO! I will NOT be taken in emotionally by a LOOK! I will... Oh, you just HAD to add the sigh, didn't you? That's just cruel! Cruel, I say! Oh, okay, fine, whatever. Come get your hug.

But we are NOT making a habit of it, got it?

*looks around* Wouldn't happen to have any baked beans around here, would you?

Ramona said...

Here's a {HUG} Rana! I came here to see if you had some great words on your blog about the weeks events. I had a great defensive post formed in my mind, but decided against that and the angry one.
Thanks for your support this week. I'm ready to move onto some celebrating referral news- enough energy going into CBC. I am thankful that through this, I am seeing my faith and trust in our agency deepen- the conflicting info uncovered still never uncovered any illegal or unethical adoptions. Enough said by me.

Who is going to break this referral slump? I just hit 17 months today! Onward into month 18...

Carolyn said...

Giant hug from PEI!!!! I can't think of anything to say at this point either except..... where are those March referrals?


Dianne said...

You are absolutely right. You have nothing to defend. Is there really much more than that that needs to be said?

Here ya go **HUG**

Salty sends his doggy hugs too!r

If you want the real thing, it awaits you in Calgary!

Anonymous said...

I have a big hug waiting for you on Wednesday Rana. I will email you later about the a.m.
I am so glad to read your post and know you feel good about things.

Natalie and Chris said...

I'm on my way to give you that hug, it just may take a while. till they here is a cyber one (( ))
You made the decision that is right for you and you must stick to what you feel is best for you and your family. No matter what others think, it's your family and your life, no one else gets to tell you how to live it.

Call me if you want to chat.

Bright Star Dreams said...


I had some words too - but somehow there does not seem to be a point. Breathing seems to be the logical response.


D Dae said...

Hugs sweetie, take care of yourself, and way to stay positive!!!

Rhonda and Kristin said...

Amen sister. Breathing is good!!

I'll try to call you tonight :)

Sharla said...

Virtual hug from here in Alberta!

What goes through my mind as I read this is "this too shall pass".

lyndsey&kevin said...

I feel you, and totally understand. Last week was AWFUL and I am ready to move on. I deleted myself off the yahoo board..... too much damn negativity..... We need to breathe..... and move on to REFERRALS!!!!!
I KNOW this is the Right Country and the Right Agency, nothing in this world is without flaws. Sometimes it's the flaws that really make a difference.

Anonymous said...

The agency has said that they are working as usual (and they are perhaps even being more diligent) to find families for the children in Ethiopia who need one. Until we hear something else, that is what we should go with. It is the same as last month and the month before and the year before that (as of right this minute). You have offered yourself and your husband as parents. Now you just have to wait until a child finds you. We should not panic!

sandi said...

Hey Rana,
I am really praying for you and believing this is just another stupid little curve in your journey, you need to still have faith because we all have tons for you! Just want to let you know you are thought about tons and prayed for by my family! Hang on and know I am sending you a huge hug!
Shannon Simms

Gaunt Family said...

Hugs to you Rana. It HAS been a hard week but a new one is in sight!

Shauna said...

Well, I'll send you a big hug too Rana!

I dont have the words in regards to this CBC issue either ( at least ones that I would say here!)looking forward to getting past this, and on to hearing about referrals!!

CinnamonOpus said...

Hugs. And a big smoochy kiss from Stinkerbelle. (Careful. She licks.)

Also? Some giggles, and tasty things from the oven. Because nothing says comfort like comfort food.

There... better?

Kristen and Dave said...

Hugs to you Rana!!

Danielle and Nick said...

You know my thoughts on the CBC issue I think! Of course, Zia and I are sending monster-size hugs to you right now and hoping that all this hype goes right down the crapper where it belongs. :-)

sunmamma said...

You got it. I have been thinking of you guys!!! I cannot imagine the stress recent events have put on you! I am praying that everything works out and you are announcing your referral VERY soon!

Darrell and Jess said...

BIG HUGS sent your way! I have to say though I was sending 'hugs' all week... I too was going to post, and about it could affect amazing people like yourself... but in the end I didn't know what to say. But now I want to say sorry... I should have called you to tell you I was thinking about you.

Stephanie said...

Here's a big hug for you!!! If you could send one my way I could use one too!!! I like you, was going to post but can't really find the words either. I'm happy with our agency and know that everything will work out for the good!(I just hope it works out soon!!!)

Steph :-)

haze said...

HUGS from me too, Rana.

I am SO DONE with this week's drama. "Ick" and "Ew" to all of it (feel free to substitute those words with the stronger language of your choice).

I'm ready to go back to JUST the drama of our referral waits.

Tracey said...

Hi Rana..sending you a BIG Vancouver hug!

ChristyCanuck said...

Hello -- You don't know me so perhaps offering a hug is a bit creepy, but I'm offering nonetheless. :)


P.S. The ridiculous events of the last few days definitely merit stepping out of official lurker mode.

Rana and Yvan said...

Hi Christy!

All hugs are welcome :)

Thanks for de-lurking!!

shaunak said...

Hey Rana,

I'll send you a big hug just for reminding me to breathe. I guess, in the end, what matters is what we thought/think of our agency - and we LOVE CAFAC and are forever grateful to R and D and H for bringing us our amazing sons. Thanks for reminding me what is really important.


Shannon said...

Big hugs from me too!

Rachella said...


missing you