Thursday, April 17, 2008

26th LIDversary...

Well, today is our 26th LIDversary.

For some reason this milestone is hitting kind of hard. I think it's because it marks waiting exactly 20 months longer than we had expected. By the time we get Lauren, it will be close to the 3 year mark.

Also, with Joe turning 44 this coming Sunday and me right behind him, I'm just getting bummed out and feel a little cheated by the system. We should have been able to enjoy being parents at age 42 and 43 instead of waiting until 44. I'm sure others in this situation can relate.

Ok...end of whine session.

16 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Happy 26 month LID...
Keep your chin up girly..
Lauren will be here this year...
and the wait will be behind you..
HUGS..
Can't wait to meet you on May3....
Have a Great Day...

Donna & Andrew said...

Hang in there, your almost there! happy Early B-Day to you both.
Donna

3D said...

26 done!

It is hard. None of us expected this. You are coping amazingly and we are closer then ever to our girls.

Happy Early Birthday wishes!

Keep smilin!

Alyson & Ford said...

I would guess our wishing to be so young really isn't something you care to hear right now? :)

Ah, the time is slow but your time is truly drawing closer. Life is good and Lauren is soon to make your lives even brighter!

peace
fm

redmaryjanes said...

Congratulations on being 26 months closer. I think you will have her this year for sure.
It's so hard. Just hang in there.
Big hug to your Mom.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry.

Just six more months (more or less...)!

C.

Kayce said...

I want to say Happy LID but....okay I will anyway. Happy 26!

Keep the faith!

OH MY #6 said...

Hang in there! Pretty impressive number!

Lea

Lisa and Tate said...

Totally understand the age thing. I thought I would be a mom at 49.... now I am hoping before the next bday...52.

Happy 26 anyway.

Hugs
Lisa

Kim :) said...

I feel your pain... I am at 43 and holding... Happy 26!!

Brandi said...

Hang in there...you're almost there!

Happy (?) 26 months!

PIPO said...

Our numbers are getting really huge now. It IS a downer but at least I can sorta feel a fuzzy edge of the end of this wait.

Hanging in with you...

Cora said...

I feel ya and we are only at 12 months. Hang in there. If only we had a crystal ball and could count months left instead of months passed.

Colleen said...

I just talked to a guy the other day who finally got their adopted daughter from Russia. He told stories similar to yours, expecting about a year tops and getting over two years to wait. Hang in there, you're sooo close!

OziMum said...

Yep, I hear you. Even with our impending holiday to China - the adoption has me down. For some reason, I'm feeling it's all unfair. I know that's childish, but I just feel like stamping my feet and screaming "its not fair"!

Hope you pick back up quickly.

Catherine said...

A BIG hug comes with this congrats. You were there for me this week friend and now I'm here for you. The wait is so long and really tough at times. It won't be long now friend. Today you're 26 months closer to Lauren Elizabeth and we're celebrating!