Friday, December 5, 2008

Countdown!


My court date for Maritu and Mamush is a week from today! I'm excited and nervous all rolled up inside. Not just about passing court. I feel at peace about that, but I'm nervous about the long plane flight with two children that don't have the ability to communicate their feelings and understand what will be happening. I, a stranger, will be taking these two darling children away from everything they have known for the last year. How scary is that? Am I prepared for attachment issues? I think I am. Can I properly care for their hair/skin? I've studied this issue so much. I hope I won't have other AA parents chastising me. I always welcome helpful comments. Will I recognize and be able to advert potential racial problems? I sure hope I'm able to. My faith helps me, and I hope to instill that in these children. Will I be everything to my kids, as they will be to me? I guess time will tell...

8 comments:

SisterMom said...

You will do fine!
An AA mom of one of Jackson's basketball team mates, who is a hair stylist told me that Addis' hair looks great! It is funny sometimes when she just wakes up from a nap and we leave the house without a proper misting and re curling I find myself making apologies to total strangers!
As for the skin, cocoa butter is all that I have found that works! Give it a shot--Jason's Naturals has a really good one!

Nancy said...

Get the book Beyond Consequences for the attachment worries! It saved my family. I watch your blog everyday and I will be praying for you and your family. I adopted 2 from Russia and hope to adopt one more from Haiti.

Bennett said...

I am counting down w/u

Celeste

-holly said...

Thanks Celeste!

Paula said...

Holly, I'm praying for you to have a successful court date. You're going to be great with these kids!

-holly said...

I will look for that book Nancy! Let me know how Haiti goes!

Jenni said...

Counting down with you! I'm praying that all the families with court dates this Fri. make it!
It is going to be quite a trip bringing back all our little ones- I'm hoping that we will get to meet up in ET!

Chris said...

Holly,

It's been a while since I have had a chance to catch up. I can't believe it's only a week away. I am praying with you and for you to bring your two precious babies home!!!
Hugs,

Chris