April 30, 2009

I really can't believe this has not happened yet. When is this going to end, our life has been on hold, so I'm planning a trip. A vacation for Keith and I to get away, it seems there's a lot available in Mexico.....Wonder why? Not sure where we will end up, but somewhere we can relax and be away from computers and phones. One more day left this week, I really don't know. I'm loosing hope and think it may happen soon and then we will have to wait until October to go pick her up, I will die. I would rather wait on a referral until September so I can pick her up quickly. Why do we have to wait, what is the hold up. It just seems really unbelievable to me that we are still in this position. I promise I will report any excitement, but as for today I have nothing....but heartache....

20 comments:

Missy said...

Erin, I am seriously so sorry this craziness is happening!!!! I think a vacation is a perfect idea! We weren't going to go anywhere this summer either, but now we are looking at cruises or a bunch of quick get-aways! Gettin away from phones and computers sounds great right now!! Huge ((((HUGS))) comin your way!!!!

Meg said...

I'm so sorry too :-(
I agree with Missy - a vacation is just what you need!
What has CHI been telling you?

Kristin said...

I am sorry. I can only imagine how painful it feels. Please know that you do have support, even though it's just us blogger, there are more prayers swirling around you than you know.

Gregory and Tegan said...

Huge hugs headed your way as well. I would definitely put something on the calendar in the next few weeks - even a 3-4 day trip away just to get away. We are doing that in 2 weeks ourselves. I am SOOO sorry you have been "hanging" for so long. The wait at #1 has got to be THE HARDEST when it goes on for what seems like forever.
Please don't lose hope. Hold on.....keep holding....

Brooke said...

I'm so sorry that this wait is so heavy on your heart. I cannot even imagine the pain and frustration.

I hope the call will be really, really soon. In the meantime, getting away might just be a good idea.

Hawaii has also had some good deals. Escape from the Northwest for awhile!

Brooke said...

One more thing..... we got our referral last May 15th, court date June 17th, travel July 14th. So, don't give up hope that you would have to wait until after the courts close. It will happen!

More Dorrs said...

Erin, you have been so patient -- give yourself a vacation! I vote for Hawaii.

Hang in there.

-b

Fine family said...

No sugar coat... This SUCKS!!! Crossing everything for you... NM is fun you are welcome to hide out here :o)

Blog Shmog said...

hawaii tickets have been super cheap lately. give yourself a nice break. i'm so sorry the wait has been this ridiculously long. :(

kristin said...

I seriously remember feeling that EXACT same way! Ohh that the wait would never end! Hang in there ...when it happens, the weight drops and life continues! ITs wonderful.

Nate and Stefany Head said...

i'm so sorry, erin. i promise i am still praying....

Becky said...

My heart aches for you! I can't believe you have had to wait this long. What is the deal? I think of you everyday and can't wait to celebrate the day I click and see that you have gotten the "call". You deserve a vacation and an award for holding it together. I would have for sure hit rock bottom by now. Go somewhere wonderful and enjoy before your life gets turned upside down...in a good way!

courtney rose said...

Erin. Dear Erin.
My heart is aching for you right now. Do you feel the hugs coming through the airwaves??

Annie said...

I can't understand it either, but when you see her photo you will know that you were waiting for HER and not just a child.

I think a break away from it all would do your soul good. I'm sorry you are going through this.

((((HUGS)))))

jamullins said...

I'm still praying for you and checking your blog daily! What you are going thru now is definitely the hardest part of all. Go on a vacation and get your mind off things. It's going to happen! God's not surprised at whatever the holdup is...it's all part of His plan!

Julie

Justine said...

Erin - Your post brings tears to my eyes. It stinks - the waiting just stinks. There is still time though. Don't give up hope. My heart hurts for you ): Hang in there.

jamullins said...

Thinking of you this morning and lifting you up!

Julie

Kelly said...

Hi - I just found your blog and wanted to say hello. Thank you for sharing your story, and also your frustrations! The wait must be excrutiating. I hope you get The Call very soon! We are just starting our Ethiopian adoption journey and we are preparing ourselves for a long wait for referral when we get to that point. Hang in there, and do take a vacation!

atHisrighthand said...

I am so sorry. It is so hard. I just have nothing profound to say, except the waiting sucks!

I agree take a break from it all.

Praying for referrals!
Elise

Becky and Naing said...

Erin, I understand your angst and the feeling of putting everything on hold, but we just have to believe and when someone has a bad day, help them through to make it better for them. we are all in it together!