Tuesday, June 10, 2008

...and so we wait...Month 8!

Thank you all so much for taking part in my baby name poll! We had so much fun with it! I planned to take it down when we had 25 votes, but I think we were up to 76 when I composed this post. Of course my friend Laura admitted she voted several times for her favorite...which I am pretty sure is the case with my family as well (and you know who you are!). I had to resist the urge to jump in myself and vote a few times! We have not made any final decisions yet and I may just reconfigure the name poll at a later date and take votes again.

For now, we celebrate the passage of 8 months since our dossier has been registered in China. To put it into perspective...we received Lia's referral just a few days short of our 8 month LID anniversary. I think that fact has made this particular month a hard one for me. I recently entered our information into a referral date guesstimation program (based on mathematics and the current referral data) and if things continue as they are, we can expect to see our referral on August 10, 2015...give or take a few months. Thank goodness they add that little disclaimer at the end. (:-)) I do expect the referral rate to speed up at some point and I don't really think we will be waiting until 2015...but for now, the news is dire and really hard to fathom!

Despite the pessimism and sadness we sometimes experience, we realize what a precious opportunity we have been given. We are honored and humbled that Chinese officials will bestow upon us (pending review, of course!) the responsibility to raise another of their own daughters. We are thankful.

...and so we wait.


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I had a hard time picking a name to vote....I like them all!

We have changed our minds a couple times already!

First it was Giavanna, then Reagan, now we are on Elizabeth.....I am sure it will change by next year!

Hang in there....it has to speed up!


Jennifer said...

Happy Month 8th! I had a hard time with this month too. I kept telling everyone that if it was like the wait with Katie I would be getting my referral anyday. Sigh......it will speed up right? I know I will be sick of waiting by 2015.

Bella's mama said...

Happy 8 months!!! I pray the wait is soon over!!!

Still Standing Strong in A Bloom of Hope. said...

Happy happy 8months...and i hope it goes by fast!!!!


Heather said...

We are so sure things will speed up, but the uncertainty is daunting, to say the least.

We pray for Mei Mei and for your whole family.