Monday, October 08, 2007

NESTING....

Again.

I am wondering if this need for organizing and finishing projects is the change in the season or if I feel like I have been hangin' home enough that I feel more motivation.

My sister is visiting from Florida for almost 3 weeks. The plan was for me to pay for her airfare in exchange for her help getting Tate's kingdom done. Sometimes a gal needs an extra pair of hands and another person's opinion on style. Even if she was not willing to help get the kingdom finished, I still had planned on buying her a ticket to just hang out with her family. In the years past, she and I have had our difficulties. Thankfully this is behind us now. I give credit of this healing directly to Tate. At first when I decided to adopt, I did not share this joy with her. I was not sure of her reaction. I was not sure if I was ready to open my heart to her, to share the journey that lead up to the decision to adopt.... and why I will be naming my daughter Tate. On a whim one day I called her. It was a difficult call to make. Unsure as to her welcoming my call. At first it felt strained, superficial. Then I gave her the "news". Her reaction was shock at first but immediately JOY. She was the first one to say to me "congratulations".... it had been 9 months of the paper chase. I had my LID before I told her. Imagine my shock when she chose to say "congratulations". Within days I received the most adorable and appropriate card congratulating me on my adoption. Tate was able to bridge this gap that had become my relationship with my little sister. No longer did we have the past to rely on for conversation. Instead we had new conversation concerning the journey, the plans, the joy which is Tate.

So, coming soon to this blog close to you.... the start, middle and finish of Tate's kingdom.

Goal.... to start by mid October and be finished move in ready by Thanksgiving.

9 comments:

Catherine said...

Getting Tate's kingdom ready? Oh yah...that will bring a smile to mama's face! What exciting weeks are before you.

So happy that your little one was able to bridge this gap. She's working her magic already.

Looking forward to seeing pics. Do we get to see them along the way or are you waiting until it's a finished product? If you're asking for opinions, we'd love to see them as you go! LOL!

have fun!

Stacy said...

It is amazing what babies do for us. I'm so happy for you and your sister.

I can't wait to see pictures of the Kingdom in the making. It is going to be amazing I'm sure.

i-Con said...

Have fun with it :0)

OziMum said...

It never ceases to amaze me, how "the big picture" is SO much bigger than our thinking! So glad your sister and you are on happy terms... just imagine how things will be when Tate is home?!!

Good luck with Tate's Kingdom! It will be perfect!

Kristin said...

Your girl is already blessing your life!

Kelli said...

Wow! Looking forward to the pics!! And congratulations on finding your groove with your sister again...that has to be a great feeling!

Colleen said...

I love the words "Tate's Kingdom".

By the way - happy 19!! God there are alot of you gals out there!

Donna said...

I'm so glad your sister is able to share in your joy! And I can't wait to see Tate's Kingdom...I'm sure it will be fit for a true princess!

Shannon said...

Thank you for sharing this heartfelt post. Did you post about why you are naming her Tate? Please let me know if I missed that one.