Saturday, October 24, 2009

One Year Later...

31,556,926 seconds... 525,600 minutes... 8,760 hours... 365 days... 52 weeks... 1 year... waiting for our Little One!

We're not too sure how we feel about it...earlier tonight we were talking to Rachelle (through the wonder's of Skype! - she's working for Doctor's without Borders in the Philippines) she said she feels like celebrating...and at the same time, she feels sad that it's only been a year. Ummm, yeah... that pretty much sums up how we've been feeling too!

We've been told to expect to wait for anywhere between 18 and 24 months...so we've basically completed at least half of our wait (we hope!). We do feel that the year has passed quickly though and so we'll keep doing what we're doing.

The adoption process can seem pretty surreal. We know that things are happening behind the scenes as we're waiting to be matched with our Little One, but on the surface nothing seems to be happening. And one day we're going to get the call that will change our lives forever! In many ways, it seems like that day will never come and yet when that day does come it's likely that we'll feel like we won't be ready!

We're hoping and praying that our file is going to be matched very soon, but we know that God is in control and his timing is perfect and so we know that when the time is right...we'll be getting that elusive phone call! In Quebec, there haven't been any proposal's since July so we're hoping that very soon there will be a bunch of proposal's. We're sure that the recent typhoon's have not helped at all, we have heard terrible stories and seen horrrible pictures about the devastation caused by the flooding. I had been thinking about the water damage, the humidity, and the mold...and Rachelle reminded us about the filth, garbage, the illnesses and the "disgusting" feet (from being immersed in the water for so long!). We have also heard that there has been damage at some of the orphanages and so we are praying that they would get the supplies and the help that they need and that all of the caregivers, their families and the Little Ones would be safe and secure.

Little One, we love you already and we cannot wait to meet you. Keep growing, be healthy and safe and mostly...know that you are loved! We pray for you, your parents, and your caregivers regularly. It will be very soon that your Mommy and Daddy will be coming to get you!

A quick update about our house... We haven't sold our house yet, but we have found a house that we would like to buy. If we sell this house before February then we'll be moving, and if we don't, well, we'll be doing some renovations to give our current home a little more living space and we'll be staying put. We'll be happy with either outcome...we just don't like all the waiting (doesn't that sound familiar?!)

image from comicvine.com

6 comments:

Allison Family said...

Your words to your Little One brought tears to my eyes. My heart goes out to you. Waiting is soo hard. Keep praying for your little one and stay busy. Our social worker had told us to stay busy, and really that helped. But those quiet moments alone and hitting month marks are hard. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I wrote this verse on an index card and kept it at my desk at work during the wait: "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we cannot see." Hebrews 11:1 God is working an amazing miracle soon to be revealed to you!!! Hang in there!!!

Janice said...

I am not the best one at giving advice but I can definitely confirm that you will get the call when you least expect it. So, yes, you should celebrate this one year mark, it's the last full 12 month mark you get to celebrate without your little One.
Waiting is awful but you seem to be really good at it. You seem to have found a great way to keep busy.Keep at it and the next months should fly by! :o)
Cheers,
Janice

By the way, thanks so much for your comments on my posts :o)

Renee and Brian said...

I can totally relate to how you want to celebrate reaching the 1 year mark, yet in another sense it's very depressing. All that time waiting for your child! I hope and pray that your little one is safe and is being well looked after and that he/she will be matched with you very soon. Take care

Maman Tangie et Papa Michel said...

Congradulation on your 1 year mark! Celebrate, because you are a year closer to your kid!

I hope too that we will have a bunch of proposition, it is kind of slow in Quebec these lasts months!

take care,

Tangie, waiting for 13.5 months.. times flies when you keep busy! :D

Patricia & Yan said...

wow 1 year!! Soon we'll have our 1 year of waiting too!! We're praying for you and know that our god is taking care of our babys!!!

May god bless you three!

Patricia and Yan

Amber said...

Wow...one year already!! Yay!! Congratulations :0)

I was very moved by your message to your little one. The Philippines has been hit hard...three Typhoons in the past couple of months. I hope and pray that the children and the caregivers are safe and sound.

I too sincerely hope that there will be a bunch of propositions very soon...things have been really slow here in Quebec the last couple of months, and I've been finding the wait quite hard!! Of course, under the circumstances, it's very understandable...

I hope we have some good news very soon...like you and Eric getting a refferal :0) Hang in there, you guys are in my thoughts and prayers...