Monday, January 12, 2009

tomorrow...what a lovely word

I can't wait to see our little baby tomorrow. Writing it all out was very therapeutic.

I have a million and one things to do today to prepare for the early morning flight out tomorrow. Silly little things. What I really want to do is just go to sleep and wake up and be there.

I'm going to be taking a break from inspiredideas and inspiredfriends indefinitely. This big thing that lies in our wake might preclude the investment of time needed for either. We'll see. And even if it doesn't pan out, I have a plan of something a little different to try. Mystery and intrigue, how about that? I'm terrible at keeping secrets so it won't be long before I let it all out. You know that about me, don't you?

So tomorrow we'll see our sweetie. That's the only thing I'm thinking about right now. I feel like Christmas all over again.

32 comments:

Wanda said...

Amy, have a safe trip and enjoy your time with baby. I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve. Your chapters tore my heart out....in a good way. Take care.

Elizabeth Holcombe said...

Happy and safe travels to you!~~XXOO, Beth

mo said...

I was completely enchanted by your telling of your story. It had me coming back first thing every morning to see if there was more. I hope you get there in a blink of an eye and that time stands still so you can take it all in when you see him. Thank you for sharing such an important and amazing story.

Lisa S. said...

Safe travels to see Baby!

Thank you for sharing your story with us. I read it with compassion in my heart and tears in my eyes.

I do probono work as a children's attorney and while it tears my heart out to see what some of these little souls go through it also gives me such hope to know that there are people out there in this world with hearts beyond measure. People who open up not only their homes but their entire selves too and give love unconditionally. You are angels on earth...

Can't wait to see what surprise you have in store for us.

Thank you again for sharing. Safe travels!!
Lisa

kas said...

I am thinking about you and your husband as you make this heart trip. Holding you in sweet thoughts.

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

I hope you have a safe and happy journey. Blessings to you both. :)

Sonja said...

Savor your time together. Hoping that everything works out just right for you and Rich. No worries- YOU are our inspired friend and we will go along with you for any ride, so keep us up on what's happening whenever you can.

tinkerverve said...

Amy, my heart has followed along with you as you have unfolded the events that enveloped the joys and sadness of your hearts. It's amazing when, as women, we can get so emotionally involved with one another - even as complete strangers. My prayers go with you as you visit your sweet little guy (who is so blessed to have you) and as you follow yet another dream.

Annette D said...

Happy Baby Day to Amy and Rich!

Jo said...

Amy, your story is heart-wrenching, heart-warming and beautifully poignant. I read it aloud to my husband and had tears in my eyes, my voice choked up but we read on. Thank ou for sharing it, and all the best for a wonderful visit with your dear, sweet Baby.

Debe said...

I do hope you let us know how the trip goes....Just a yippee or whatever the opposite might be...hopefully we will all loudly hear the yippee! Hope to hear good things from you soon.

karen m. said...

You are a gift to Baby (and all your fans) and absolutely deserve another Christmas and so much more! Warmest wishes and hugs to all of you.

ArtsyMama said...

Amy,
You must be tingly all over. I am and that's just from reading your gorgeous posts over the last few days. Thanks for sharing such heartfelt thoughts with your fellow bloggers. We will all be thinking of you on Tuesday. Safe travels and much love.
Kari

Anonymous said...

Oh, Amy, I send you a hug for a wonderful trip. Safe travels and lovely memories. xoxo the fan

hunnybunny said...

I don't know if I've ever commented here before, I know I've written out a bunch of times and could never hit post. Anyway I wish you so much happiness, and will be looking forward to your next post whenever it may be. Thank yuou for sharing your journey with us.

Lonnie Jenck said...

Amy,
Have a wonderful time visiting baby....your stories brought tears to my eyes. God only gives us what we can handle and you two are amazing. You opened your arms and hearts to such a wonderful thing. I can only imagine the rewards coming to the two of you.

xoxo
Lonnie

Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed reading your stories of Baby. I've followed your blog since before he arrived and I've been drawn into your story. I'm hoping you'll update us with your news..can't wait to hear about it.

As an adoptive mom, I want to say "thank you" to your and your husband for being foster parents. My son was in foster care for the first 18 months of his life. From his wonderful foster mom he learned so much. I'll be forever grateful to her. Wishing you all the best!

Janet
rreminator@aol.com

Little Fragments said...

Amy- Thank you- thank you for sharing this story with us. I can't even begin to tell you just how wonderful you and your husband are. I couldn't stop crying over this story, thinking of both your happiness and sadness. I wish you and your husband the very best and hope that you have a truly wonderful visit with baby. You are an inspiration in SO many ways. Take care.

dede warren said...

Oh Amy, I hope it's everything you and Rich want and need right now. I hope it's good for Baby and helps him in his adjusting.

Safe travels, I know how much you'll enjoy your time,
Dede

Jennifer Hepler said...

Sweet dreams dear friend. May you dream of Baby, and wake to see his beautifulness in person.
Love to you Jennie

Queenie Bee said...

Enjoy every sweet second of your time in CAL, my dear! Safe travels, and we can't wait to see what life will bring next!

karen said...

best wishes Enjoy your visit with Baby and his new family You are ever so inspiring

Jill said...

Oh mercy. I cry every time I visit your blog and read more of your bittersweet journey. I hope your visit fills your hearts with love, as I'm sure it will for sweet baby. I have a little boy who turns two on February 18th, and I can picture similar little rituals around our house. I think that little boy is so incredibly lucky that he had a time of peace and love with you while his father readied the nest. God bless you all.

Dori said...

Dear Amy,
Have a wonderful, heart warming, heart filling visit with sweet Baby! Throwing you hugs and kisses,
~Dori

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Amy, this world is a better place because you are in it. Sending you love and prayers, Cathy ^..^

BailiwickDesigns said...

Your posts about baby are just wonderful - he is so blessed to have you and Rich in his life! I wish you a safe journey as you travel to see him.

Diane said...

Have a wonderful trip!!

Anonymous said...

Your story touched my heart...it so clearly describes the joy and discovery every child can bring to life. I am looking forward to your new idea and waiting patiently because I know I will enjoy it. Have a safe and lovely trip. Mary Sue
mary_sue_lewis@att.net

carriex3 said...

thanks for sharing.......... blessings, carrie

http://www.creativandblessed.com

Sarah said...

First time reading your blog. My heart is with you. I don't know how you did it.

Celia said...

Oh, that's good news!!!!! Maybe you're in the plane while I'm writing so if you're reading this with your baby in your hands, congratulatiooooooooonssssssssss! lol...
That's fun and sweet of you to share everything with us all! I am so happy for you and I know everyone here will be happy if you ever write again or not, lol... I mean, if you right; great because we could keep sharing... but if you don't right in a long time we'll know you're enjoying the best part of your life and we all know what that means to you so........ Just Enjoy your baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lol

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I know just what you mean. I feel like Christmas every Wednesday night when my little one comes to stay for a few days! And I see her all the time. I just can't imagine how brave you have had to be.

Best wishes with your new plans.