Wednesday, November 19, 2008

29 months and counting.......

Today our dossier has been logged in with the CCAA for 29 months. Wow. I can't believe we have been waiting for our referral for that long. Some days it doesn't seem like it can possible be that long -- then I count the months in my head -- ok, so I might also use my fingers too. Then it hits me -- and it's real again. That's a long time.

29 months -- 2 years and 5 months -- approximately 880 days -- 10,000+ tears -- countless hopes for a speed up.

1 baby crib -- 1 dresser full of clothes -- 1 shelf full of blankets -- 2 closets full of clothes -- 3 stacks of cubes full of toys -- 12 storage boxes full of clothes -- 1 large tote of little girl shoes -- countless boxes of misc. baby stuff -- still holding on to our dream that someday we'll have 2 baby girls to call our own.

So today is another milestone on our journey to becoming parents. We still have all our hope, all our dreams, and all our wishes for becoming a family.

Today there will be no tears -- today I will be strong -- today I have hope -- hope that we'll soon see our daughter's face.

We are at peace with the decisions we have made to bring our girls home -- now we just have to trust in those decisions and in China and in our agency --- but most of all we trust in God and that he will bring our girls home to us -- in His time not ours.

Sunday, November 02, 2008


I had a few friends get some very wonderful news this past week about their adoptions. I'm so very happy for them -- they get to bring their babies home in early 2009 and one even in 2008. It is just so wonderful since they have all been waiting as long as we have.

So if they are reading this -- and they know who they are -- I'm over the moon for all of you!!!! And can't wait to follow your journeys to bring your boys and girls home. And I'm so blessed that I get to be a part of it. It makes my heart swell with love for all of you.

Friday I went out to mailbox around 1pm and on the front door and the brick around the door there were 11 LADYBUGS!!! It had been in the 30s the 5 days before Friday - but on Friday it was in the high 50s and the sun was shining and the good news was flooding in at the same time. It was another sign. Maybe it's a sign that 11 people will get good adoption news that I know. Or maybe the sun was just shining the brightest on my front door. I'll never know -- but my hope is more good news for all my friends adopting.

Love you all!