Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fresh off the press.


Fresh of the 'espace personnelle' of the French Adoption Agency:

We are now officially in the third trimester of our eternal pregnancy! It turns out after all that we HAVE been selected from over a thousand waiting dossiers
in the 2009 commission in Mali!

We are now on a list of 125 future parents who will receive the next
125 abandoned babies that are brought by the extraordinary people who work there to one of the two orphanages in Bamako. One day in the next 3-18 months we will get a call that says our infant is waiting to be picked up and we will get on the next flight to Bamako. We will hold our child in our arms for the first time, and finally we will bring him, or her, home.

It has been a long wait. It may be a long wait still, but at least we
know now we will have our family, and meanwhile there are many silent
creative days to appreciate and projects to fulfill before our lives
change for ever!

Tonight, meanwhile, we will crack open the champagne at last! Or should it be the
Côte Rotie???? hmmm....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ruth, and J

This is such good news to hear at last ...may your child arrive sooner now rather than later ...amazing photograph - J it reminds me of the work you did at that beach in Wales (Penmanmawr???) love to you (and all in the family - can't post on the family blog :)) Barbara (the one in Edinburgh)

10:03 AM  
Blogger Robyn said...

A tear of happiness - it's a long time since I shed one of those. :)

11:51 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

wonderful news...

1:08 PM  
Blogger Mouse said...

Ruth and Julian I am so happy to hear your good news, it is indeed a cause for celebration!

2:21 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Amazing! I'm slightly teary, too. How absolutely wonderful for the two of you.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Dale said...


Oh. *Hug*

4:03 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Felicitations! How wonderful to have this news - at last!

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really delighted for you

Jan (long-time lurker)

1:42 PM  
Blogger eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Congratulations! Your ordeal has been on my mind and I am happy you know the next step.

Good luck during this new stage!

2:59 PM  
Blogger Peter (the other) said...

I am of the superstitious sort who will stay silent, fingers, toes and eyes crossed until the rapscallion is actually sticking its nose in Julian's paint, banging on your cello and grabbing a cat's tail!

(sound of teary silence)

9:18 PM  
Blogger Le Couvent - said...

I'm thrilled for you, after all the terrible ups and downs of this endless process you deserve some good news. May it rather be sooner than later


1:30 AM  
Blogger Stephen Magsig said...

Wow wonderful, I am very happy for you

6:29 AM  

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