Thursday, March 06, 2008
Welcome! Come on in and pull up a seat!
Hi Blog Party People! Welcome to my little cyber home. Pull a stool up to the bar and tell Tommy what you would like to have. Drinks are on me. Join me for awhile. Excuse me for just one sec.....Tommy, Can I get a coffee? Make it a double double. Thanks, and keep the change.... Ok I'm back, feel free to browse around my blog to learn more about me if you like. We have a daughter who is 20, she is wonderful I love her with all heart. We have a dog named Bailey and a cat named Midgie. My hubby and I are on the longest roller coaster ride you could ever imagine, we are adopting from China. We started the paperwork about 31 months ago and our file went to China almost 21 months ago. The wait has become excruciatingly long. Why you say? oh well I could give you many reasons why, lots of hieroglyphics but I just keep telling everyone in a nutshell that when we sent our file to China there was a 200% increase of files that went at the same time and that it has in a word "Bottlenecked" the process. I have settled with the idea that if it is Gods will for us to have this child then nothing will stand in the way of that and we just have to wait on His timing....I don't mean I like the wait when I say that I just mean I have resonated with myself that there is nothing I can do in my power and that it is in His hands, along side of my trust that He knows the plans for us..... to give us a future and a hope..Jeremiah 29:11. But I gotta tell ya, I feel a fire in my belly when I think of her, I cannot wait for the day when I can hold her in my arms and just breath her into my lungs and say "I Love You" To her. It may be a year maybe two before I get to see my baby girls face but I will stand here in the gap between here and China for her lifting her in prayer and having loved her no doubt before she was even thought of.
One of the things that I have to say is tough when your adopting and there is no due date is this. I really want to name her but....we would really like to see her face and be able to say she looks like a "so-n-so" but on the other hand she has just been "baby Callie"(middle name) now for almost 3 years. We had a few ideas that we were bouncing off of family and friends but about three of those names were snatched up from those very same friends who said they heard someone say the name once and they liked it! I KNOW WHERE THEY HEARD IT!!!! Ugggg hello it was me....I said it, you liked it and totally hijacked it.....OK I know they didn't do it on purpose. So I guess we will either have to keep a couple under our hat until we see her or name her without seeing her first. I'm courious what is your experiance with naming your children? Did you name them while you were pregnant or waiting to adopt or did you wait?