Greetings!

We designed this site in order to keep in touch with friends and family who are far away and in order to communicate with other adoptive families from around the world.

When we first started researching this wonderful way to become a family we read everything we could get our hands on. Even though there are a lot of great books out there, nothing was as informative or touching as the blogs we found by adoptees, biological parents, and adoptive families. So we are writing this blog now in hopes of returning the favor. We hope that if you are dear to us you will enjoy keeping up with our adventures. If you are someone out there involved in a part of the adoption triad we hope you will find information and comfort here and provide us with some of your own!

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Feel free to stop by anytime. We're happy to share our family story.

Take care,
Brian and Rosemary

Monday, January 5, 2009

From Chiang Rai

Hi Everybody,

I have so much to catch up on that I don't really know where to begin. We have been in a whirlwind of activity since we arrived. Things have only settled down just a bit this morning and I finally found myself with a bit of time to think about the internet. It's been a great trip so far though! Travis and I got in on Dec. 31 and checked into the Silom Serene, in Bangkok for one night to try to rest a bit before coming north. Of course, I woke up the next day about 4:00am but I grabbed my journal and went down to sit by the pool. In true Thai fashion someone brought me some hot coffee without my even asking and I sat and watched the sun rise. I couldn't help but think that Bri and I have every reason to believe we will find out who our child is sometime in 2009 and here I was sitting in Bangkok on the first day of the new year. That's got to be a good omen, right?

Later that morning, after a giant breakfast at the delicious hotel spread, I was out shopping and I couldn't help but wonder if our baby was already born or not. Is he/she living somewhere close to where I was staying?

Ever since we arrived I can't stop thinking about one of my favorite affirmations which goes like this:
"We are all connected. On the checkerboard of life we are constantly moving closer to people who seek what we provide. We are all giving what others need."

So here I am in Thailand, very strangely connected to people (my child's biological family) who I don't even know by sight, being moved constantly closer, emotionally and physically, to a child who needs me and who I need as well. Life is interesting isn't it? I am very excited about 2009.

I will write more about our trip later. We had a wonderful Christmas celebration with the girls though and I'll tell you all about it!

- Rosemary

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What an amazing year it will be!!!!!

Jen and Jeff said...

What a nice post Rosemary! I love the affirmation. So true. I used to daydream about a little soul in Heaven planning on coming into our lives, and there she was waiting for us all along! I love the mysterious ways things all work out. It's great to hear you are having a good time and feeling that closeness with your baby and his or her culture. 2009 will be a wonderful year, no doubt!

So sweet about the kind person bringing you coffee without you asking. The warmth and kindness of the Thai people is what made me fall in the love with the place all those years ago on my first trip.
Enjoy the rest of your time there. Looking forward to hearing more!

Yoli said...

Rosemary wishing you much love and happiness for 2009!

Nameste,
Yoli