This is our story....of love, life, and adoption

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

A good omen?

Well here we are again friends. But now we're at 19 months. Remember how I said that I wouldn't make it this long. Remember how I said that I didn't think I could do deal with this long of a wait. Well I'm dealin'.
Not to say that we're dealing with it well, but we're dealing.

The good news is that there is some communication from Cathwel with another family from our agency. It's not a referral yet(although I think it may be coming soon for them) It is communication which means we know that Cathwel really is out there and they do know that there are families waiting!!

Other odd happenings in our little abode. We've had this fish tank for about 4 years now. Big, fierce, hugely ignored. Fish disappear. We have African cichlids which are pretty aggressive and have been know to cut out the competition in the tank. We were down to about four fish, two of them cichlids. I'm sitting on the couch today and I notice something very small wiggling away out of the corner of my eye. I'm thinking to myself what varmint go into the tank. I mosey on over and it's not varmint, it's baby fish. Where did they come from? Okay so I know where they come from, but the other weird thing is that the other "half" of an obviously breeding pair is no where to be found. I even looked behind the tank to see if she took the leap to lower ground. Nope not there....but anyways...even the fish are fertile and they get babies!!

So we're thinking that this is a good omen? I mean it's been four years and we've never had baby fishies before. And I know in some cultures, if you dream of fish it means a little one is on the way. If the fish are multiplying in your own home, does that count!???!


eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Freaky, fertile, dissappearing guppies. Yep, sounds like a good omen to me but then again I am as gullible as they come. But I honestly believe it is all good.

molly w. said...

I hope the fish turn out to be good omen. (You are handling the wait so gracefully, you're certainly entitled to good news soon!)

Melissa said...

Sounds like a great omen. Grab it and run with it!

Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

Sounds like a good sign to me! Fingers crossed for you as always.

Andy & Rebecca said...

Weirdness!! We have a 55-gallon fish tank with African cichlids, and yes, they are NOT a community fish, they are really aggressive and will eat anything!! AND we are now on batch #2 of baby cichlids. The first batch only 1 is still alive (of 12). The second batch, I don't know, they must be all hiding (or dead). Anyhow, this isn't sounding very cheery, but I just thought it was funny that we both have cichlid tanks that are apparently breeding like crazy. Haha!

And yes, I would take any good omen that came my way. :) You are definitely due for that referral any day now Ann!!! I am PRAYING that it comes quickly!!


marina said...

Oh how I hope that it is a good omen. I really want your referral to come now. It is time.

Anonymous said...

Keeping my fingers crossed that this is a good omen. It also sounds like the makings of a very good/weird sci-fi halloween flick.


Doris & Dan said...

19 done!

I will take that as a sign. Fingers crossed for news.

Keep smilin!

Chairman Mom said...

Okay a) YES that's a good omen! b) I absolutely LOVE African cichlids! I had some South American ones once upon a time. They're awesome.



malou said...

Can't believe that you are at 19 months already. Wishing you that good omen will come true that you will get your baby soon.

Sean & Judy said...

Hopefully it's a good omen! Wow, you are enduring quite the wait. I found your blog recently and I've enjoyed reading your posts. I'm sending you an e-mail as I have lots of questions for you. I look forward to hearing news of a referral for you very soon.


rhinetiffany said...

Hey Ann - This is totally a good omen! It just has to be!!!!
I'm thinking about ya.


Annie said...

Definitely a good omen. After all, this baby is being adopted from Taiwan, and the Chinese are amazingly good at finding good omens everywhere. Rats, good. (I'm a rat, so I should kow) Pigs, good, Locusts, good. Breeding fish? DEFINITLEY means there's a baby in the future :)

(By the way, locusts and katydids multiply like crazy, thus the reason they are a good omen, keep your eyes open for them too)

redmaryjanes said...

Congratulations on being 19 months closer. It's got to be close to your time now. The blog looks so nice, I like the make-over!