Sunday, December 07, 2008

A year of lasts.

Anyone that has been reading this blog for a while knows that we have been waiting to meet our daughter for over three years now. We have done many things over the years to help us keep our sanity during that time. Holidays always seemed to get to me the worst. We do our best to celebrate and have fun, all the while knowing a family member is missing the celebrations. To go through yet another Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chinese New Year, and The Autumn Moon Festival where family and friends make a point to be to gather can be trying times for the heart.

After finally being accepted into the CCAI waiting child program in February of this year, the first time we applied was October of 2006 but that a whole different story.
I knew this year would be different. In February CCAI told us to except a time frame of about 8 to 10 months before we would get a referral. Could be longer, could be shorter we are in month 10 now.
So going into this year Lori and I knew it would be a year of lasts, and we embraced that, knowing with every passing holiday it would bring Lori and I one day, week, and month closer to our daughter. While it is still not easy to go through yet another year wondering who our daughter is? Is she ok? Is she being taken care of? Is there someone in her life that gives her hugs? Does she have enough to eat and a warm place to sleep at night? I lay awake many nights thinking of her and the day she will join our family. Some time soon I will no longer wonder of such things because I will know that someone gave her a hug that day,

It is hard to see because the flash reflected so bad. Lori gave this to me early to put on the tree It is engraved with Waiting for Norah 2008


LindaJ said...

I have been thinking about you guys, wondering when you will get to see her face....Soon my friend, soon.

Anonymous said...

Whether if it will be thru the WC program or NSN program, you will have your daughter soon now. It's all in God's Hands now. He knows who your daughter is. He will direct you to her. The red thread is now in momentum on it's own, and you are linked with a child that is drawing nearer to you, and you nearer to her. It's actually very awesome if you stop and think about it.
Hugs to you and yours.
And God bless.

bbmomof2boys said...

You are so so right!! This will be the last Christmas that you celebrate without little Norah! You guys are so close to getting your referral and when you do you'll see that God had his hands on this adoption from day one! You'll look back and be amazed by his awesome timing!!

Hugs and Merry Christmas!