Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Moon Reach

In December, I decided to slowly start buying stuff for Ade's room. I didn't want to buy too much until we had passed court but I was starting to look.

If you remember from this post we had, by way of an accident at a work function and a gift from fabulous friends, decided to do a giraffe theme for our, then unknown, kidlet.

Well, I happened to be on Etsy and found a fantastic baby blanket called "Moon Reach" and I couldn't turn it down. (Alright, I probably could have but I didn't want to.)

So, I took a leap of faith and ordered one and had her add Ade's name on it so that it would be a keep sake for him when he was older (both Yvan and I still have our cuddle blankets from when we were babies).

It came in the mail about a week after we found out there was some paperwork problems with Ade's file and they weren't sure what the outcome would be or if we would be able to bring him home.

I cried for my boy and put the blanket away deep in the back of a closet so I couldn't see it or remember it.

Today, I pulled it out and we are going to finally start on his room...

..and it will have Giraffes in it ...

...and one day, in the not-so-distant future, that room will have Ade in it too...

...cuddled-up, sleeping under this blanket, dreaming of reaching for the moon.


25 comments:

Stephanie said...

Love giraffes!! Love the blanket!! Can't wait to see Ade in his room!!

Steph :-)

Tova said...

Ohhh, it's gorgeous. And you once again made me cry.

I have never allowed myself on Etsy. Is that good? Or should I take a sneak peek?

Claudia said...

Oh, big happy sigh!!

Shannon said...

So lovely! Getting ready is the fun part, isn't it? :)

turgeonexpansion said...

Yeah!! The blanket came out! Cannot WAIT to see his room all done!

CinnamonOpus said...

Honey, I TOTALLY get the "giraffe" thing. Believe me, I have a metric tonne of giraffe stuff around the house. Including the giant 5 foot tall giraffe. :)

The blanket is gorgeous. Have fun decorating!

emily and mike said...

That blanket is freakin' AMAZING! Wow, I love everything about it, especially that it will soon be cuddled around Ade.

Can't wait to see a pic of him in his ROOM!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brendan and Mary said...

I love it!!!! It is beautiful!! This is so ridiculously exciting!!!!!!!!!

Kari --- said...

It's perfect...... completely perfect... just like Ade :)

hotflawedmama said...

I love that blanket, I love the whole thing, I love that you'll be getting your boy soon!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet story - this story of an unpacked blanket!
Happy room-making for your son!
Jen

Heidi said...

Love it... I'm glad the blanket can bring you happy, excited thoughts now. Happy decorating!

Gabrielle said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the blankee. I am also partial to giraffes. Had one in my room when I was little on the wall.

boltupright said...

the blanket is adorable!

Also I just went back and read the post about the giraffes. And the image of you scuttling down a hotel hallway with your arms full of giraffes is KILLING ME.

hazel said...

So, so beautiful and perfect!

I can't wait to see Ade with his blanket :-)

Chad, Laura and Sara said...

Very soon my dear. Very soon...

darci said...

oh it's beautiful. love it, and love the thought of your baby boy under it and you sneaking in to kiss him goodnight! yay!! darci

lovesmukiwa said...

I love the blanket :) - Good find!
Can't wait to see photos of the room, and of Ade!
What happens now?

Jennifer said...

sooo cute! Can't wait to see pics of Ade using it!

Sharla said...

Oh...it is so exciting that he will be snuggled up under that blanket before long! Can't wait to see what you do with the room!

Carolyn said...

Love the blanket- great theme!!! Can't wait to see it all come together.


Carolyn

Ricki said...

Awww, that blanket is gorgeous! I can NOT wait to see a pic of Ade sleeping soundly underneath it :)

Ramona said...

Rana- I'm so happy you can pull this out and keep dreaming about the moment you have your boy, Ade cuddling in it. And, I'm praying that the moments between now and then will be short... I so want to see your sweet boy home.
Ramona
(I couldn't comment the other days- it kept kicking me out!)

Janice said...

Beautiful! This adoption journey is like heading to the moon... so many unknowns, so much could go wrong (and sometimes does) but when you've reached your destination and look back at how far you've come, it's all worth it.

Janice

Sherri said...

Rana, I'm a little late but we are SO happy for you - congrats on your successful court date!!! Wishing you a very peaceful rest of the process and can't wait to hear of your travel plans - I miss Ethiopia so much - you will love it!
Cheers - Sherri