Sunday, April 18, 2010

20 Months!

Wow! Who would have thought when our file reached Ethiopia 20 months ago today that we'd be at this point (isn't this the gestation period of an elephant). I'm not sure how I feel about it some days. Some days I get myself worked up about the wait and then other days I tell myself to slow down and enjoy the time I have with my daughter. I'm a planner, I need to know what is going to happen and how it is going to go down. I don't like surprises really (well some surprises of course). I am just anxious to know if it is a boy or girl so I can start nesting, planning and redoing/redecorating bedrooms. I love this kind of thing. I also am just looking so forward to having my family complete and being able to move on...not having to think about paperwork, wait times, changes in the process, bankruptcy stress, etc. I just want to be. To be with my husband and children. My family completed.

We are number #24 on the single list (we were originally #43 so I am really happy about this). I think and have always thought it will be a boy. Maybe in a few more months we'll know for sure. So excited about this!

Anyways, just wanted to write a quick post. J has been sick for 6 days and I'm really tired. Here's to a great start to a new week and bring on the referrals! J & L your turn is coming, I can feel it!


Alysia and Derrick said...

I'm cheering for you! That's wonderful progress from number 43 to 24! Excellent! I think you'll get a boy too, but it will be very fun to see for sure!

Long Journey Big Dreams said...

I am hoping a referral comes very soon for you guys!!! I can't wait to hear about it!

Chad, Laura and Sara said...

You're getting closer day by day, referral by referral - and I am more then happy and hoping to knock you even further up the list very soon.


Ranavan said...

Ya to 24!!!

Oh it is just so exciting see all the Imagine folks full of excitement again :)

Ashleigh, Ben, Noah and Tait said...

I am SO like you: the ever planner wanting to complete her family. The timelines, unknown period of waiting and updating and blah.
Here's to a couple of great months finding out who our children are...common already! :)

Sharla said...

Wow! You have moved up the list quickly! I know that obviously the 20 months thing isn't quick but since the list got going you have moved up quickly so that is encouraging. It will be fun to find out if it's a boy or a girl.

turgeonexpansion said...

Cheers to being so close you can almost see a little face appearing on your computer screen!!

Jenny said...

Can't wait to hear your great news!

Love Jenny

darci said...

hoping there are referrals this week!! how exciting that you have moved up so much!! did they send out new numbers for the single families ? can't wait to hear good news!! darci

Melissa said...

I just wanted to encourage you, because I'm sure that chick's response to your comment on Laura's blog ticked you off. It would have had me fuming. I thought yours seemed very genuine. Hope your summer holidays brings you peace and a referral.
PS Remind yourself that when dealing with people like that, it is oh so easy for you to be the bigger person. Be encouraged. Yours is coming!

Tammy said...

Melissa, thank you so much for your encouragement.

The comment shocked me to no end and after a very long, hard day I ended up in tears over dinner and a bath. I'm just exhausted right now and I am a very sensitive person who is always trying to be nice to others so when someone isn't nice to be I take it very personally.

But I also had to stand up for myself b/c I am trying to instill this in my daughter and have to be a role model. I've never been one to speak up for myself and think it is possible to do with some thought and in a respectful way.

I have run across your blog a few times lately and keep forgetting to add it to my list. I will definitely do that and look forward to chatting with you more.

Again, thank you for taking the time to show encouragement. That's what this journey should all be about, right?