A case of the Mondays

This particular phrase has taken on a whole new meaning for the Ho family.  We are in the phase of our adoption process where we can literally expect a call any day. This means I spend a lot of anxious hours staring at my phone and double checking to make sure the ringer is working loudly and properly.  It can become exhausting.  My heart leaps just a little when I hear the phone ring and I do a quick glance at every area code before I answer.  This is not fun, I promise you that.  I wish I could be more relaxed, I really have been up until this point, but it has become pretty impossible.  The weekend has been like a mini-vacation.  The agency is closed on the weekend.  No concerns about getting an important phone call.  It’s been a nice two days.  But tomorrow is Monday. Monday, a week day.  A full week looming ahead, ripe with potential.  But potential is quite a tricky little thing… it is possible, but not actual.  There is hope, but there is also disappointment.

So here’s to Monday and all her potential!

About the author


Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.


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  • I love this post…SO TRUE! I find myself being relieved and disappointed for the weekend all at the same time. It’s the strangest thing, this crazy adoption journey! 🙂 Praying this is the week for you!!

  • I feel ya my friend…we wait for different things and yet the same. I am constantly checking my email these days…C O N S T A N T L Y. Looking for the elusive LSC (or LOA) every day….today was my “Monday”…full of anxiety, nerves all in a bundle and right on edge! I read Phillipians 4:6 about a hundred times today…over and over….adoption is hard…it’s wonderful but hard. Certainly not for the faint of heart yet it will make you strong! Stronger than you would ever believe!!! Hang in there…we’re right there with ya. Praying, hoping and doing it all over again one day at a time. Much Love!

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