Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oh, the tears....

So, my dear mother-in-law bought me What to Expect When You Are Expecting last week from our local bookstore (which is very local and very little)--not knowing I had already ordered and received that book a couple of weeks ago! I took it back to the bookstore today because I wanted to get the Pregnancy Journal (which they didn't have, of course, but I did get the Dr. Seuss book you read to baby in utero and another pregnancy book) and as I was looking through, I saw a couple of cute books in the "Gift" section. I am sure that most of you who read and are adoptive parents either have heard of this book or have it, but I was just overcome with emotion (and am right now as I type) when I picked it up. It is called Every Year on Your Birthday and is written by Rose A. Lewis. It is the absolute sweetest book about her daughter coming to her from China and how she feels about her on her birthday.

Friends, I cried and cried in that bookstore. Lots of hormones running, sure, but I was just so touched by her words and I could almost feel myself in her shoes. It was sort of bittersweet, because though I am so excited to be pregnant and carrying a little miracle, for so long, my heart ached for a little girl from Kyrgyzstan and I just imagined myself with a story similar to hers. The update about the conference call for the PAPs of the 65 matched children didn't sound like it was very productive or definitive for them and again my heart just aches.

Anyway, if you were not aware of this book, the next time you are at your local bookstore, I'd look for this one--It's truly heartwarming!


  1. Yep! Those hormones will get you every time.You have a great excuse though!!

  2. Maybe our path to adoption is not over, just temporarily suspended. I still feel the pull on my heart almost every day. We'll just have to listen to Him and wait. Love you.

  3. Thanks for the heads up on that book Lori. I'm adding it to my list right now!

    Unfortunately the conference call was not very good. It will jut make us fight harder!!!

    Happy pregnancy :)