Saturday, July 25, 2009


So my weird moment of the week was sitting outside a little cafe at lunch with my coworkers and seeing a runner go by while wearing (wait for it)... a bullet-proof vest. Yup, running shoes and tank top and a bullet-proof vest. I think they were trying to "sweat it out" because they were also running at lunchtime on a 100+ degree day.

In case you were wondering, seeing someone running down the sidewalk in a bullet-proof vest does make you subconsciously assess your entire environment in about half a second to see if there's some threat that you missed. It's a bit disorienting. And that's why I didn't get a picture of it on my phone. I know... I suck.

It's been a very crazy time for us. There's a lot going on and yet nothing going on in the one area where we want it most. Work is busy, home is busy, church is busy, adoption is not. No progress. No updates. And not just for us, but for our friends as well. It seems that pretty much no one's papers are moving.

I guess we're trying to be really great at waiting. It's hard when your family is being held hostage to a terribly disorganized process. And there's nothing we can do about it. Nothing except wait.


mlg said...

Yes it sucks and frankly I am tired of waiting, and I want to stomp my feet and have a 3 year old temper tantrum until someone hears me and fixes the problem! (Can I do that?)

Lisa said...

We too would love to have a toddler tantrum! The wait is unbearable. We have been in IBESR since 8/08! Hope is all any of us have, every day I hope that this will be the day that we move closer to bringing our son home, and yet again the day ends with no news! Try to hang in there with the rest of us and remember that once they come home this waiting game will be a distant memory!!

geralyn said...

Man just because we our wait is over, doesn't mean I don't remember how horrible the wait was. I can't wait until I read someday soon that you are heading to Haiti to bring your babies home. These days of waiting do pass and then the real craziness begins.

Bambi and Adam said...

I want in on the tantrum too ! It has been too quiet. I love to read everyone's blogs for updates. It is the one place I feel connected to what is going on throughout this process.Praying for updates :)

David and Candice said...

I agree with wanting to throw a fit,its so hard to know what they could have here but they are stuck over there and can not do anything about it!! It sucks so bad...-Candice

Tree by the Sea Farms said...

Lori, I am so sorry for your frustrating wait. Your post reminded me of a song I heard from the movie "Fireproof" while we waited. It brought me comfort. I hope it brings you some comfort as well. "While I'm Waiting" - John Waller

Take care,


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