Tuesday, April 27, 2010

18 Months

We've finally made it to the eighteenth month! We're excited to know that we could get the call anytime now, however, we know that there are at least two families in Quebec who have been waiting for 26 months (2 months past the projected 18-24 month waiting times). We are hoping and praying that "the call" will come soon and while we wait, we're keeping busy...

In March, Tammy's grandmother fell ill and needed to have two rather risky angioplasty procedures. We're thankful that she is now recovering and is feeling much better.

Hobbes (our "puppy") had a small bump on his side that developed into a sore, following a visit to the vet and a biopsy, our vet informed us that it was a mastocytoma and had to be removed right away. Poor Hobbes had to have surgery to remove the tumour and left him with a 6" scar on his side! We've spent most of the past month nursing him back to health...tomorrow he goes to the vet to have his stitches removed! We received the report following the surgery and it said that all of the tumour was removed. We have to keep a close eye on his health, but he should be fine. Talk about a relief!

Eric had some holidays left over from last year that needed to be used up, so this past weekend, he had a 6 day weekend. While he was off, we decided that it would be a good time to begin working on mom's kitchen. So, in the last seven days, we took up the floating floor, discovered a carpet under the floating floor, took up the carpet, screwed down the subfloor, put in a new plywood floor, screwed in the new floor, put down the tile, and grouted the tile. I should mention that it was the first time we ever tried our hand at tiling... good thing that we had a good friend along to hold our hand through the process! We also decided that we should re-tile the entrance to mom's and the side entrance to our place (which meant removing the old cracked tiles - that's crazy big job). So as of tonight...the kitchen is tiled...and the entrances are ready for tiles! Poor Eric is going back to work and he didn't even have one day off! I guess he's going to go and "relax" at the office tomorrow ;)

Little One... we want to meet you so much... we are tired of waiting... we are anxious to know you and to love you and though we know that the timing will be perfect when you finally come home to us, the waiting is hard. We hope and pray that you are well cared for and most especially that you know that you are loved!

6 comments:

Renee and Brian said...

Tammy, I can remember that the worst part of the wait for me was around 17 - 19 months because I was sure that we would receive a referral around then. We didn't and now we've been waiting 23.5 months and for some reason the wait doesn't seem quite so bad now. Don't get me wrong, there are times when it's awful, but I know that when the time is right, we'll be matched. But I'm hoping that it's sooner rather than later!! Congrats on reaching 18 months and I hope that you are matched very soon. Take care.

Kerrie (and Jason) said...

Hi Tammy and Eric - I'm a new reader of your blog. Let me know if you want an invite to read ours.

I hope you do receive good news soon but please don't be too upset if you find yourself waiting longer. Here in Australia the wait was said to be around 12-18 months when our file winged its way to Thailand but we are now up to over 3 years with no word and our file is not the oldest(although some files in other parts of Australia have been matched at 24 months).

It's horrible waiting but there is one thing I can suggest which may help you get through it. Whatever you do, don't put your life on hold waiting for the call. Get out there and plan holidays and do stuff NOW. Keeping busy really does help pass the time!

Tam-A-Roo said...

Hello Kerrie! So glad that you stopped by our blog! Please do send me an invite to read your blog!

Tam-A-Roo said...

Thanks so much for the words of encouragement!

Allison Family said...

I hope you hear something soon. Yes, the waiting is hard but remember that it is in God's timing...His perfect timing for His perfect child for you! I will keep you in my prayers...I remember many nights going to sleep in tears, having dreams of my little one...Hang in there!!!

Méli said...

Vous avez passé le cap des 18 mois, c'est vrai que ça s'en vient maintenant.