Well, tomorrow, Friday, marks the 6th month for us on the waitlist. The past two weeks have shown alot of action on the referrals. The average waitlist time went down this month...Yay! From "8 full months" to 7.5 months...which is great news! It means family have recently spent a little less time in the wait for their kiddos. That is crazy good! Many families brought home thier little ones this month, to thier forever families! If you want to see the sweetness, check out the video on Emily's blog, bringing home thier newest addition to meet the rest of thier family. Get your tissue handy. I CAN"T even watch these withough loosing it anymore. I am starting to feel a little bit like I have near the end of my pregnancies with my boys. Teary! Everything makes me want to cry. Blogs, sweet comments, movies, heck even a commercial got me teary this week. I'd swear this adoption is affecting my female crying hormones!
We are so looking forward to seeing baby girls face for the first time, and I chose this particular #6 photo because of the period. I'm hoping that's it for us. 6. Six, period. We are still completely content, waiting on God to open the right doors, for the right daughter for our family. That being said, we'd LOVE to see her face soon, by Christmas would be fantastic. I remember last year thinking at this time, that maybe this year we'd HAVE her by Christmas. But, in my heart, I'm prepared for the long haul, still mentally prepared for February to be our referral month. As things started really moving a week ago on the "unofficial" list, I actualy kind of had a moment of panic. "shoot, am I ready for 3 kids? I haven't painted, and her bedding isn't made, and the floors are unfinished in her room!" then, I realized, those are not the things that make us ready, really. The Lord made our hearts ready, almost 9 years ago for this baby girl, and he will give us everything we need to have her here with us. Sanity, bedding, love. Mostly Love. That is the best part to get ready for! We are READY for that!!