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!

If you would like to get in touch with us we can be reached at: becomingafamily@gmail.com
Feel free to stop by anytime. We're happy to share our family story.

Take care,
Brian and Rosemary

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Mantra

Well as you can all tell from my last post.  Life has had me a little crazy lately.  But I am trying to pull myself together.  I had a two day conference to attend all weekend but that's done now. Since Bri was at the hospital on call when I got home last night I just gave myself the evening off.  I laid on the couch, ate Thai food and watched a DVR episode of Private Practice.  Tay Diggs is my guilty pleasure!!

But this morning I'm feeling a little overwhelmed again with everything I need to do.  So I am reminded of the absolutely best Christmas present I got this year!  If you know me, or someone with my personality, then you will understand this immediately.  I'm a worrier, stress out about everything, insomniac, Type A personality who really needs calming people and places.  This is why my husband is my perfect person.  He is the most soothing man on earth.  Anyway, I digress - back to my Christmas present.  I received a lovely copy of this World War II British inspirational poster:


 This has become my new adoption/moving/working/life mantra. Plus, I absolutely love the design!  You can find them at Blue Ribbon General Store if you're interested.

- Rosemary


3 comments:

Jen and Jeff said...

Love it! Need one of those too for a reminder!
Hang in there. You will get it all done and it will all turn out just fine! It always does when we get out of the way of it. I have spent plenty of time stressing and worrying and it does nothing to help the situation. This doesn't mean I always remember that. LOL. Like you, I surround myself with a peaceful husband, beautiful books, and positive people. Just think how time will fly for you over these coming months!
Thanks for sharing the mantra! :-)

Mrs. Barno said...

I just got this image of Brian as a warm cup of lemon chamomile tea and it was odd because it still looked like Brian, in the image in my mind

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

I like that design too.
Thanks for visiting my blog! Glad you enjoyed.
...and I love the song you're using for your blog - I haven't heard this one in ages, and I realize I've missed it.