Friday, January 16, 2009

31st LID Anniversary


So here we are at our 31st LID anniversary, A number I never dreamt I'd see as a LID anniversary. I believe at this point I will see the LID's go past my age! So would that make the 39th LID anniversary my "Champagne" LID?

Last year the CC@@ referred 76 days worth of files for the year and in 2007 they referred 103 days worth, there are 108 more days before they get to our file so I'm praying that they will speed things up and go beyond what they have done in the last two years. I heard that March was a big month but with the slow down in days of referrals I can't help but wonder if many of those families switched countries or programs or made other plans earlier in the wait. I did a poll on my June yahoo group to see how many were still in the regular program and the results were 77% so that means 33% have made other plans to grow their families. Hard to say if trends will start to change, just when we think they might they don't. All we can do is hope this year will be the beginning of a very good year.

Last Sunday at Church the weekly bulletin had a list of 51 babies that have been born since 2004, it also listed the names of the current expecting moms for 2009 of which I was one......I'm pretty sure there will be more pregnancy's before we get to China but I gotta just say it was very nice to see my name there, and knowing they are praying this will happen in 2009 makes me feel so covered.

I found great comfort in a passage that I had to memorize for my course that I'm taking especially when one of the ladies from our Church gave me a gift and wrote the very same passage on the card! It's Isaiah 55:10-11. (written below my memory)

"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there without watering the earth, and making it bear and sprout, and furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so shall My Word be which goes forth from My mouth, it shall not return to me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it."

I feel this is God's promise to me.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

16 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Happy 31 girly..
Keep your chin up because I have said it for a long time now but I really think things are going to speed up..
You will have your little girl soon..
HUGS..
have a great weekend..

Pug Mama said...

Happy 31.
slowly but surely we are all getting there....

OH MY #6 said...

Pretty impressive that number! Hang in!

Have a great weekend Deb.

Lea
xo

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy 31, fellow June Bug! And I love the verse you included.

Kristy said...

This was a beautiful post. Debz you will have your baby this year I just know we both will. Hang in there and keep leaning on HIM!!

Love , Kristy

Kristy said...

I am sorry, Happy 31st LIDversary!!!

3D said...

31 done! It is always so nice to be included and remembered.

Beautiful passage.

Keep smilin!

Special K said...

31 months closer to your daughter.
To OUR daughters. Hanging in there with ya, girl!

redmaryjanes said...

All I can say is I am sending my love and I understand completely.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy 31!! Let's hope we can knock off more than 5 or 6 days this month:)

Enjoy your weekend!

Lisa

Janet said...

Happy 31, sweetie!!!

Elisa ( FC Monsters) said...

Happy 31, so great to see you on the list!

Alyson and Ford said...

Congrats on your very LONG wait! You are getting closer and I believe CCAA will have to speed up.....

Alyzabeth's Mommy of FOUR Months!!

Lesa said...

Happy Anniversary. Hang in there perhaps this will be our year!
I had made a post yesterday for Martin Luther King Day, and totally forgot to mention our 31st anniversary. I went back and changed the title somewhat though.

Nadine said...

Happy 31. I too am praying that this is the year your little one comes home to you. What a blessed child to come home to you.

Alyson and Ford said...

P.S. It has been a long wait, I remember when we swapped fabric for your Christian swap in June 2006!