Friday, December 31, 2010

5 MONTHS DTE!


WE ARE 5 MONTHS DTE!

YES, THAT MEANS WE HAVE
BEEN ON THE WAIT LIST FOR 5 MONTHS!

Remember me saying that our agency predicted our wait to be 4-6 months?

That means.........God willing...............THIS could be OUR MONTH!

We are hoping and PRAYING that God reveals the precious face(s) of our little one(s) within the month! {gasp of joy}

Now, please remain calm ~ and remind me to as well ~ as our agency cannot predict all that goes on in adoption. That being said, the SLOW DOWN in referrals that we have recently been witnessing, has not lead our agency to change the originally estimated 4-6 month waiting period. Yet.

Please pray with us that our referral ~ what its called when we are "introduced" to our children via "THE CALL" and email pics ~ falls within this predicted timeline! If we have learned anything, thus far, is that nothing is predictable in adoption!

Nonetheless, we continue to lift our child or children up to God, and excitedly await His plan! As our dear, sweet caseworker, Caitlin, recently reminded me,

"NOTHING can thwart God's plan!"

GO GOD!

We are #5 on the INFANT BOY list!


...And #9 on the SIBLING LIST!

We were asked if we would be open to adopting two UNrelated children, to which of course we promptly answered YES! So we have completed the paperwork for that scenerio as well!

Wow! Nothing like waiting for our "ultrasound" to not only let us know if we are having ONE or TWO babies; but also to let us know if it is a boy; boy/girl; or boy/boy!

EXCITEMENT IS IN THE AIR!

WE WAIT WITH EXPECTANCY but not with EXPECTATION!
(see the blog post regarding the difference HERE)

Our DTE DATE NIGHT was interrupted by Daddy's work. He has been slammin' jammin' busy all Christmas week and this one too! (Good thing he loves his job! Poor souls that are getting hurt on the ski hill and needing surgery!)

What helps to keep him going, is knowing that next year it is HIS Christmas to NOT work ~ our FIRST Christmas together as a FOREVER FAMILY! Coincidence? WE DON'T THINK SO!

So, DTE DATE NIGHT turned out GREAT! Once Daddy came home from work (10 pm), we went to dinner at Bar deNay and had awesome "couple talk," which I hear is nearly non-existent with kiddos! {smile} We even had fun brainstorming what we thought the judge might ask us on our Court Date. Good date night and celebration!

WE ARE GETTING CLOSER!

7 comments:

erica said...

Oh, so close!!!! I know that God has great things planned for both of our families in 2011 - can't wait to see what's in store! Happy New Year!

Brandon and Kari + 1 said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog...I love finding and talking with other adoptive families. I pray that God will definitely bless your family in 2011!! Blessings!!

Mandie M. said...

Oooh my goodness :)!! Soo close!

Doug and Danielle said...

Hope you hear soon! We have 2 unrelated and it is so wonderful. They have bonded so well. What is your age range? Praying for news soon.
Danielle

Debb said...

THANKS for sharing in our excitement! We feel SO CLOSE at times, yet SO FAR AWAY at other times! Good thing we KNOW that God has the timing in the palm of His loving hands! Doug and Danielle, I have enjoyed watching your family story ~ our age range is 0-3 yrs for sibllings or unrelated children!

THANKS to all of you for your prayers! Count on us to be praying for you and your journeys/families as well! GOD IS SO GOOD!

Alison said...

YAY!!! Ya'll are getting so very close!! Can't wait to hear the good news that you got "The Call"!! It could be any day now! :) Happy New Year to ya'll! Can't wait to see WHO God brings into our lives this year!

Jodes and Boz said...

i am over-joyed for you both!! I love the excitement that was jumping off the screen as i was reading this post!

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