Sunday, January 6, 2008


When we decided to move forward with our paperwork to adopt from China, we were told that the wait would be about 2 years. We figured that we could have the paperwork turned in and be officially waiting while we finished building the house and getting settled. Well, we have been so busy with the house and the holidays, China has been the last thing on my mind.

So, we are in the house, and Miss "Chinababy" has her own room (and some clothes hanging in her closet), but she is still so far away. I was in a small grocery store yesterday when I looked up to see a mom with a little girl from China who looked to be about 4 or 5. My heart skipped a beat. I wanted to chase after them and talk to her (aka: be nosy), but I refrained. I think it was God's way of stirring that desire in my heart once again.

As I sat down to my blog tonight, I see on my counter that we have reached the 7 month mark today. This is very exciting, but I am aware that the wait will only get harder (and longer). I guess I'll have to find another distraction. Baseball season is around the corner, so maybe we'll go with that!

12 comments:

Steffie B. said...

It is going to be hard, but we just need to keep pressing on and remember what the end result is!

I think your house is fabulous! I'll admit that I'm a bit green! lol

Dawn said...

Oh Jennifer, I wish you lots of wonderful distractions that will make the time pass so quickly, that before you know it your little girl is in that bedroom.

P.S. I have to admit I just said to my husband, "I am so glad we are done with Little League" LOL However, we will have middle and high school baseball :)

Hope your having a blast setting up your new home. I am with Steffie, I'm a lttle green too!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Happy 7 Months...
And we are all in this together and we will make it through the rough times and the good times...
We just need to remember that our Little girls are waiting on us.. and they want their mommy's just as bad as we want them..
Stay positive...
I try not to let anything get me down...We have a little ways to go.. and it is not good on yourself to get uptight ....
Hugs to you girly..

ADELE said...

The wait has been difficult for me lately as well. The last couple of months have been so busy though and I have not had much time to think about it.Now that things have slowed down, I am wanting my China baby more than ever. We have reached the 9 month mark and I know the wait is long. We will just have to keep encouraging each other through this long journey. At least we know what the end result is...........and that is getting our beautiful daughters. Happy New Year!

MississippiZen said...

Sending lots of prayers and good wishes for your continued wait ... you have heard it a million times but it is really true... it will ALL be worth it when you finally hold your little girl in your arms!

Angela said...

Praying with you that God will carry you through this time and give the strength you need!!! :-)

Angela

Leslie said...

I know the ache in your heart and it breaks mine! You will have to check back on my blog today, my cousin got her little girl today. We have to cling to hope! Not to change the subject but I am drooling over here! Your house is amazing and I love everything that you have chosen, the furniture, fixtures, brick floors, the kitchen, oh my! Have fun settling in!

insanemommy.com said...

I'm impressed that you were able to put the house together so quickly for the holiday. A woman after my heart.

As for keeping yourself busy, start your lifebook for your baby. Trust me it will keep you busy and you will actually (ask Sen) start enjoying what you've created. If you finish one start another. But under no circumstances sit idle. The mind will wander and you will end up in a straight jacket. If all else fails and you need a friend, I'm always (I mean this) always there for you! Now, let's watch some football. We're rooting for your team tonight baby!!!

Love you.. and the Happiest of New Year's to you and your klan.

Rony

redmaryjanes said...

It's like I live with a ghost. Our Sophia has so many clothes and gifts, ornaments on the tree. I know that she is coming, I just don't know when. Your babe is coming too.

Chris & Deb said...

Jennifer.....I so feel your pain with this wait! We are nearly at the 22 month mark since LID, with no end in sight. I do pretty well most of the month until referrals drop......on months like this....(the 4 day ones)....these are hard to take. At this point, I wonder how much longer! My mind is always put at ease when I am reminded that all of this is a part of God's plan and his timing is always perfect!! Have a great week....

BTW....my husband if glued to the television tonight....how about your team? :)

Nancy said...

Right here with you.
I have tried to come up with distractions, but it is becoming harder and harder with the time increasing with no end in sight.

mommy24treasures said...

I am here to support you through this wait as well. I know its tough and I am so sorry. I love Rony's idea. I was a blanket collector... I loved having quilts made for Caitlyn during my wait. There were a few times of delays and uncertainty and it seemed God always stirred my heart as he did yours.

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