Friday, October 15, 2010

When 10 Days is Too Freakin' Stinkin' Long!

  • When you've already been living the movie "Groundhog Day" for over a week and 10 days means you have to do it for.... 10 MORE days!
  • When every day it feels like you are leaving your little girl at a 24/7 daycare.
  • When you miss your other children like mad and feel like a bad Mom cause you've been away from them for 2 1/2 weeks, but you know you still have 10 more days, at least...
  • When you've been legally declared your little girl's parents but you have no say over how she's treated, when she eats, sleeps, or potties, or how long she can play outside.
  • When this little face:

  • turns to this one:

  •  and then she cries, cause she knows Mama/Papa are leaving without her... again
Thank God the 10 days is almost over. It actually ends next Saturday the 23rd, but we won't be able to do anything until Monday. I can't wait until we can take her out of the orphanage! Tonight I took her back and I thought she was goingt o just go and be ok but then she realized I wasn't staying and she cried and tried to come after me. It broke my heart to go down those stiars and leave her there :(
Darn those freakin' stinkin' 10 days!


The Mac's House said...


Oh that does break your heart but also isn't it such an awesome feeling to know that this little girl has already started bonding with you guys..... she wants to seek you out for comfort. Awesome! I'm so happy for you guys.

Hang in there, she is so worth it.

Getting chilly back here in VA but a nice change.


Karalyn said...

I am so happy for you and Liza. I saw her on RR quite a while ago and just fell in love with her sweet face. I just thought she was so beautiful. I am so glad that she found her forever family and that I can see how she is doing.

Jill said...

I second what Teri above said. That's so great she doesn't want you to leave. I mean, it's not great she cries, and you have to leave, but wonderful she is bonding.

I can't believe you got court so quickly! When I saw the photo on your last post said "after court" I couldn't believe it! That's great!

Hopefully you'll get a bit of a break from Groundhog Day to do some "mission work". Be sure to send us photos if you do, ok? :-)

ouradoptionjourneywithBryceVanya said...

I couldn't agree more Melissa. Tom and I are feeling the same way about "groundhog" and it's not fun! Bryce was having those moments too when we left and thank goodness the caretakers caught on and have started to help with making the transition of leaving a little better. Well looks like we'll be in Kiev the same time again....we can't do anything until that Monday also. See you soon and can't wait to meet Liza! Kim & Tom

Mom2FourLittleEs said...

I can SOOO relate! I hate the waiting.....darn waiting! I think this might be the hardest part so far!

Becky said...

Ugh, yep. Alina has been doing the lip and crying when we leave for the last week or so. Only at night, at the morning one she's fine, its the afternoon visit she pouts and cries. Its awful. Our wait is up on the 25th, so the 26th we are going to try and get everything done so we can bust her out that afternoon/evening.

Sarah Summers said...

Hang in there. We will be there on Tuesday to bust our girls out!!!!