Some days it seems like our life is passing by at a snail's pace. Especially anything having to do with this adoption. It all seems to move so slow I can practically feel my hair growing. Then on other days, I put my head up, take a look around and think, "What's going on? Where am I? When is it?" and I'm simply amazed to realize that months have flown by and we've actually, by some miracle, moved up the list.
Today I looked at my calendar and saw: Jan. 30, 2009. That means the entire first month of 2009 has already disappeared! I have projects, deadlines and goals bearing down on me and I need to be getting a move on. STRESS!! The main thing I freaked out about today though is that it is only a few short months until we move. Which means, for my Type A personality, it's time to start sorting, organizing, labeling, and packing. Yes, I'm a little bit excited about the prospect, because us boring, Type A personalities live for organizational projects, but I'm also feeling daunted. The thing I'm the most overwhelmed about is loosing our adoption network.
We've really developed an entire world of adoption/diversity resources here in NYC. As you guys know, it takes time to find those communities, programs and people. Most important of all are the people! So this is a special request going out to everyone who reads this blog (Yes - that includes all our friendly lurkers) who can make recommendations about getting hooked into the adoption and Asian-American communities of Virginia. We are looking for any type of information/support about: adoptive families, interracial families, the Thai Community, Asian American Adoptees, and mothers groups for adoptive families of the Virginia area.
So if you have any information or suggestions to share about life in Virginia, or if you're a fellow family-adopting-from-Thailand in the region, please leave us a comment! If you would rather, feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org