Sunday, March 25, 2007

Oh yeah, I forgot!

One really important tip! If I could go back and change things during our adoption process I would march myself straight to the cell phone store and buy a cell phone that allowed me to check my e-mail. This is worth whatever amount of money they will charge you. You know and I know that there are days, MANY days when waiting mommies feel CHAINED to their e-mail. This one little thing could have given me some major sanity. There were literally times when I could not grocery shop or pick up dry cleaning because it would mean leaving the house when I might get important news. When you have a complicated case that drags on for a full year that is not good. I know it's sad but I am just getting real here! Being able to check my e-mail while at the zoo or grocery store... it would have changed my freaking life last year. Go get the phone.... SERIOUSLY! :0)

6 comments:

Reba said...

Angel, I have an account with aol. AOL has a feature called "AOL by phone". It is a 1-800 number where I can call and listen to my e-mail. That is how I got through our adoption. :) In fact, that is how I found out Maria's abandonment had come through (on the way to a date with my husband...we had a LOT to celebrate :) and the day five months or so later we got preapproval (during storytime while my student teacher read). I agree with all of your suggestions...I also dealt with a lot of sadness both during the adoption and the month after we returned. And sometimes I don't think I gave Maria what she needed because I had trouble dealing with what I needed. But we got past that and she is truly just part of us. And the crazy thing? I am ready to do it all again.

Louisiana Belle said...

Angel,
What a ministry you have as a result of your experience! Thanks for being open about it all now. I got your Winter card a while back and loved it- thanks for thinking of me! I'd love to do a better job of keeping in touch!

Love,
Andrea

P.S. I thought the Mom My Ride video was excellent! I laughed so hard- thanks for sharing!

Jami said...

Hi Angel -

I love reading your blog. Thanks for sharing your heart! I looked back and saw the video of your 3 year old not wanting to talk to you...but only to her sister Zoe. She reminded me SO much of my 4 year old daughter, Paige!! Such cute girls you have!

Jami
www.hudsonsstory.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

Angel, thank you so much for your last two posts. I agree with everything you said. There are a few things that I have actually done, and a few that I need to work on. Thank you so much for the reminder that we are human and we cannot do this alone!

Kya Blu's Mommy Candy...aka KiKi said...

Girl I am loving you more and more the more I read your posts...I did not get to comment on your TRUE TOUCHING STORY....but let me tell you that is AWESOME!!! I would love to share that on my BLOG if you don;t mind...I have so many Family Members who would love to hear it. Love the last picture of you and ZOE. Thanks for sending me the adoption links...I did not get to visit them because my computer was hacked into and my hubby had to take it to get fixed. I can't wait to get it ack so I can check them out. I am wishing you all the BLESSINGS in the world on your new adoption process...Hugs Candy and Kya Blu

Lucinda Naia said...

I absolutely love my BlackBerry phone because I can get my email!