Friday, August 20, 2010

3 months waiting...but really 5 years....

Hooray!  3 months ago today, our dossier flew away to Ethiopia.  

It seems like the first month was the most difficult.  I'm not quite sure why.  Perhaps it was because up until then, everything had been moving toward that moment...that goal of sending our dossier to Ethiopia.  Or maybe it was just before wedding season started, and I hadn't gone insane with busyness yet, and had more time to think about the wait.  Who knows.  These last two months have been much better.  Don't get me wrong...I have definitely had really hard days, but for the most part, I've been pretty upbeat.  I may say every other day, "I REALLY need our referral," but still I'm not bogged down by sadness.

Once again I made my biweekly call to our agency.  It always seems to put me in a better mood.  Again, I don't know why this is.  She didn't give me any clue as to when a referral might come.  She just said that she wanted it to be a surprise.  Well, that's a given.  :)  I know that we are all waiting, and we all know that one day we WILL get that call.  But I guarantee you, that even with all that expectation, I will be bouncing off the walls with excitement once we actually do get that call.  And in all actuality, we have been waiting 5 years for this.  It was 5 years ago this month that the doctor told us we could start trying to get pregnant.  A year later they found cancer.  Then we waited for a miracle.  Then we tried foster care.  Then we tried Nepal.  And now we are here, waiting on our Ethiopian miracle.  I simply can't wait!

So as most adoptive parents-to-be do, we are celebrating the three month anniversary of waiting.  So, we decided to go Mexican tonight, and use my rusty Spanish skills to be goofballs in the latest version of "Musings from a Car."


  1. You guys are goofs!

  2. Lovebirds,
    You sure know how to lighten our mood today. I can't wait to see the "movie-takes" when the little baby is in the car with you

  3. You guys are hilarious! happy 3 months and welcome to your fourth! CLOSER EVERY DAY!

  4. you guys crack me up, or you're on crack, not sure which one!!! Love it... celebrate God's goodness for being 3 months closer to you child.


  5. Laurie, we are definitely hopped up on something! lol But yes, we are SO excited to be this far along in the process. CAn't wait for the next step!

  6. Hey, new to your blog, but very excited for you as your count down the days to traveling to pick up your little girl!!

    Thanks for your help in being there to document welcoming Lil Reni home Sunday! I checked out the shirts Nathan did your lil promo for ;) But looks like I am a lil late... if not, I would love to order to support! Thanks again for sharing your love with my bro and I pray blessings on you as you continue your journey!

    -Nathan's sister, Rebecca

  7. You two crack me up!!! LOL! Love you both and praying for your baby to come home soon :)

  8. HA!

    you guys are nuts... i likey...