February 25, 2009

waiting

Okay my new request is a call by next Tuesday. That will mark 9 months waiting and my birthday. But I would love my birthday present early. I am no longer a fan of weekends and love Mondays, it's funny how that works.... We are still praying and very hopeful are day is close. We were informed today that there are many families ahead of us waiting on baby girls, we thought we were on the top, so I assumed top meant top, but there are actually 7 families ahead of us, not all 7 are requesting girls, that's just were we sit on the total list. So for all you counters out there, try and do the math...


Yesterday I got to hang out with Lori Rooney http://ourownrooney.blogspot.com/ which I feel pretty lucky to have met. Her support and wisdom has been so great for me. And Autumn http://autumnanddan.blogspot.com/ who we got to stop by and see before she heads to Ethiopia to go pick up her daughter. It was a great day, sitting with these women, one who has been through the whole process one who is leaving soon and one waiting. We will all be in each other shoes soon. I look forward to many more memories with these two and our children. It would be really tuff going through all these emotions by yourself. So today I feel blessed and await that special day.

14 comments:

Stephanie said...

Erin sorry to hear there are many families in front of you. Hoping for a big batch of baby girls very soon.

Ted and Lori said...

Yesterday was really fun. You're awesome.

Julie said...

Hoping you hear something soon. Lori R. is the cure for what ails. Spend more time with her!

Nate and Stefany Head said...

I'm praying specifically for your call, friend. I just can't wait to celebrate with you!!!!

Justine said...

OK - I'm freaking! Toni told me after the last big group of referrals that we were #3 for a healthy girl. I figured that we were behind you and the Hoaglands. Ahhh! I think I have officially lost my mind!!

Becky said...

I hope a big batch of referrals come in this week. How cool would it be to get your referral on your birthday!

Missy said...

The list is just toooo confusing!!!! Dontcha wish we knew exactly how many were ahead and what the requests were?!? The unofficial list just makes it harder to keep track of! I'm sparkling away here for you, Erin!! Still two days left in this week....

Eryn said...

Sorry that your news was less than desireable, but SO glad you got to hang out with Autumn and Lori...Aren't they great? I feel so blessed to have some really amazing women so close by who GET it. The community of adoption is such a blessing and encouragement.

Can't wait to meet you in person!

Autumn and Dan's family said...

I remember not liking weekends! I couldn't wait for Monday. It was fun to see you the other day. I'm so glad Mez will have your baby girl in her life.

tasag said...

Thats is so nice that you were able to meet someone who has made the journey and one who is about to begin it. You are so fortunate to have such wonderful people near by.
A small package is on its way for your birthday, we hope that a larger one is coming too.

Amber said...

Oh man, you have the most patience ever! I pray you get that call and Happy Birthday!

Amber said...

By the way, I love the look of your blog!

Autumn and Dan's family said...

Thinking of you this Tuesday eve.

Verna said...

That would be today.

Happy Birthday.
Hope you got good news today.