Wow time is just flying bye. It's funny a couple months ago I thought for sure we were going to have referral in hand. New years, Valentines, my birthday all those days passed by with a heavy heart, not knowing when our day will come. We still have no idea, I wish I had an answer as to when. Now I'm just telling everyone we will be parents in 2009, that way I have many months to make this happen.
I'm a hairdresser(colorist) and I see my clients every 4 to 6 weeks, they have been through this process with me. I waited on telling them because I knew it was going to be a long road, just didn't know it would be a three year road. So now when certain clients come in and ask that big question, I'm starting to get annoyed. "Have you heard anything". I know they mean well, it's just hard. I always tell them you will know when it happens I will be doing flips all over the place, and my smile will be even bigger. From someone who has never been through this process, they understand the wait, "aren't there so many children to adopt, what's the hold up". Can't you just go over there and pick her up? Oh how I wish I could. and then the whole process is discussed further so they understand why this is not an easy thing. I think they leave still very confused since I can't answer every question on WHY it takes so long.
I look forward to the day I can share my happy news of receiving the call about our daughter and our court date, and then travel plans. That day will be the happiest day for Keith and I. I wake up every morning lately thinking this could be the day we become parents. This process has brought so much joy, and sometimes sadness, but in the end it has made me stronger and patient.
Thank you friends who have made this process just a little easier for me. I'm so grateful to you and I hope I can do the same for you. Have a great weekend.