Thursday, December 06, 2007
Well, we made it to our 1 year LIDiversary. We are celebrating by looking adoringly at our referral picture of our daughter...oh wait, that's what I WISH we were doing. How are we really celebrating? Today Shawn went to his doctor to get his medical updated for our homestudy update and I'm doing laundry. I know people will tell me that this does bring us closer to our daughter, the fact of the matter is if we get a referral in the next 3 years it will be nothing less than a miracle. To prove it, we woke up to this:
At the rate the CCAA is going (approximately 1 week per month) it will take 51 months to get to us. That's another 4 years just to get kid #1. Don't get me wrong, I am very happy for everyone that got a referral this month. I just wish this elusive speed up would happen already. Realistically, I was hoping to at least be OUT of the review room at this point but we're not even IN the review room. *sigh*
On a sweet note, I have to admit, I've got one heck of a guy to be sharing this with. Shawn came home tonight with one dozen roses, that's one rose for every month we've been waiting. I'm thinking of taking one of them and drying them. Does anybody know if there's something special that needs to be done to them?
The only good thing about this wait is getting to meet other waiting families. The friendships we've made are amazing. I'm so grateful for everyone we've met and have had the honour of getting to know this past year. Congratulations as well to Mark and Michelle who are off in warm, beautiful Australia. I couldn't imagine going through this without you both.