Thursday, December 06, 2007

12


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.

21 comments:

Liz & Ava said...

Congratulations on 12 months! Love the roses!
When I dry them, I just hang them upside down...best to do before they fully open.

Doris & Dan said...

1 year done! Ya made it. Hard. But ya did it. Great friends and a fab hubs help make it fun.

Keep smilin!

Lisa said...

Happy 1 year LIDiversary. You should have hopped a plane and joined Mark and Michelle to celebrate. Heck I'd come along and pour the wine for you.

(((hugs)))

Lisa M. said...

I really hope it works out that our paths cross in China. I am feeling the same as you today, blue and pissed. Congrats on a year down. Good thing you have that sweet hubby to pass the time with (The roses, NICE!)

geminirn said...

Hey guys that is one year behind you!!!!!!!!!!Believe me we know how hard this wait is,as we are now in our 24th month,the strange thing is the 1st year was the hardest,the 2nd year has flown by,you really are getting closer just try to remain positive and enjoy each moment you have together.

((BIG HUGS))from NB

Kayce said...

Happy 12!

Kristine and Shawn said...

Twelve months, woohoo!! I hear your frustration as our LIDversary is ALWAYS around referral time and it is soooooo hard to celebrate it!!!
Pretty roses!! I just tie them with ribbon and hang them upside down. You have to do it before they start to drop petals though!! Shawn calls mine the "dust collectors". Hmn, maybe that is why I haven't recieved any lately... Good luck!!

Cari said...

Happy 12!! Sucks, doesn't it?? At least we've got this far!
Sweet of Shawn to bring flowers...what a sweetie!!

Cari

kris said...

Your first BIG milestone! Conrats on one year down... hang in there :O)

kerri said...

Congrats on 1 year.
Your hubby is one heck of a guy, that is a beautiful gesture.

Janet said...

Happy 12!!!!!! It feels like a big milestone, yet so small too, doesn't it?

I love your flowers, they are SO pretty!

Catherine said...

Congratulations friends! 12 months closer to your baby. The wait is long - so glad we have one another and so many others to share it with!

Beautiful flowers!!

Steffie B. said...

I know...this wait is unreal...I'm so happy that you have 12 behind you but reality is .....this sucks! I'm right there with you.....I think I will breathe a sigh of relief when we are thru the review room.......um....maybe by next summer?!?!?!?!?

Hugs to you....the roses are gorgeious....what a great guy you have! *wink*

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Hope that all is well - our turn will come...

Beth said...

Happy 12. Kinda sux that I can't say "half-way" or "one-third" or whatever because who know how long we will wait.

redmaryjanes said...

1 year down! Congratulations guys!

MotherMotherOcean said...

Holy shit, 51 months? It just gets better and better by the minute. Happy 1 year though. I guess that went by fast. You were just logged in when we met.

Shawn is a keeper. His Wii might not be, but he is.

secret agent said...

Every time someone gets flowers I show my hubs the post......tonight it will be yours
subtle huh?

congrats on staying sane for a year

Tracey & Mike said...

Happy 1 year closer to your sweet baby! And so nice to share the wait with such a sweet man!

Mark & Michelle said...

Happy Belated ONE year!!! It has gone so fast and so slow at the same time!

I too am looking for that speed up...

Christine said...

I'm so sorry for your long wait. Any wait is hard enough, let alone knowing that you may have years ahead of you.

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