Monday, October 12, 2009

Excitement, and the people determined to suck it out of you.

I've been hearing a lot of negativity in regards to excitement in blogland lately.
Over at A Pea in our pod she's dealing with the idea that she can't ask people to be excited for her.

WHY NOT? I fully expect people to be excited for me. THIS is exciting stuff! The entire drama of the situation is exciting. I am fully cognizant of the fact that this might not end well, but you know what? I don't have confidence in the situation, or the birth mother, or myself. I have confidence in my GOD to work things out to the best for everyone.

If we were pregnant with a high risk pregnancy, I would want people to be excited for me. This is exactly the same thing, only the baby's life isn't at stake, so in a way this is A LOT less high risk than that. Odds and statistics are only numbers. God has a way of making human measurements meaningless. I wouldn't want to get in HIS way.

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kalibug said...

I love this post! Sadly, it does seem this way. People love to shoot excitement down. Sad huh? We have gotten a lot of mixed responses while we go through our second adoption. And now that things are not looking well for this adoption, people love pointing that fact out that it may not work out for us. I refuse to crawl in a hole and not be excited about this baby's birth regardless of whose home he goes to! Again, love the post!

BP said...

Thanks, Kel. I'm better now and re-posted explaining some things. I am excited and am ready to start shopping soon. I'm excited to watch your walk too :)

slt said...

Amen and well said! Seriously! And one more thing...when this whole thing does work out and you bring home that baby, how awesome will it be to look back on this time and KNOW that you walked by faith...excitement and all. How sad would it be to MISS this part of the journey! Woo!

Melba said...

Well said, I couldn't agree more!!!


Jamie said...

this ISSS exciting! isn't this the opportunity that we've been waiting for?? :)
i'm totally excited for you and everyone else who is finally getting the opp to attain their dream of parenthood! :)

mandamike said...

this is exactly how I feel right now! Thank you for posting this. WE DESERVE to be excited, we are expectant mothers too :)

Jewls said...

Stopping by from A Pea in Our hub and I are just finishing up the paperwork part of adoption and are SO EXCITED to finally be in the "pool"! Congrats on being chosen, I for one LOVE hearing positive adoption stories and I am definitely excited for you guys!

Jewls said...

P.S. I'm following your story, hope you don't mind :)

Rachel said...

I just "found" you off of BP's blog. I've linked to you, and I mentioned you in my most recent post - I hope you don't mind. I'm not sure of the blog etiquette!

I LOVE this post. I couldn't agree with you more. I'm excited to follow your journey!!


Melba said...


You have a Kreativ Blogger award waiting for you on my page! :)