Saturday, May 03, 2008

May Referrals are Here! (Updated 5/06/08)


(the picture is supposed to be a squeaky shoe...... I am sure we will all be buying them in China)

CCAA matched through January 12, 2006. Three days! We need to get to our LID January 27, 2006.
We will be into 2009 at this rate for us!!! (seems that far away, yet the prediction right now is August for referral; travel in October)!! This wait had been sad, frustrating and longing.
What can we say? We will love our new daughter, we have been loving her daily; we want our daughter before we need a nurse to take care of us!! (quote from my very witty Maine BIL). Old age is setting in!!

Kim and Joel at Ruby is Coming, wrote about our up beat attitude, about the WAIT.

How do we do it? DH and I are always talking about our daughter and remembering her everyday; we discuss something each day that reminds us of "how we will do such and such when we have Lizzy with us", we blog about her, I have worn a bracelet since August 2005 that has "I am the best thing Made in China" on it; everyday we remember our missing daughter, we read others blogs DAILY and watch their happiness when they have their "Forever Family" together, we talk about finally being able to buy a "newer" car after the China trip, everyday we live with Lizzy............ I love telling friends about our three little girls growing up together: our two grands and Lizzy.......no day goes by that Alyzabeth An isn't on our mind.......it has made us love our precious family all the more during the wait (is that possible?)........ we have the BEST family!!

Back to the May 2008 Referrals:
Congratulations to all who will be a forever family soon!
Here's some of our bloggy friends who will be traveling in no time (and, yes, they will make it before the Olympics).

Sunflowers and Ladybugs - Susan & Rizzo
As we wait for LilyKate - TWINS!! - Jonathan & Susan
Our Journey to Bring Home Sydnee - Anthony & Jessica
Where is Lily?
Baby Izabella - Scott & Hope
My Cup Runneth Over
LadyBug Happenings
On Our Way to Olivia
Here Comes Meredith - Margo
Our Journey to Make Two a Three (Jeanette) - Terri & Rich

I'll add more when everyone updates on Monday! Yahoo!
There are 15 LID days left until it is our turn!
(ac)

17 comments:

OH MY #6 said...

As usual you are leading the pack with your positive attitude! You are the best! AND, OK, YES, three days of referrals!!!

Lea
xo

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

You will have her soon...
I can't wait..
Hang in there..
She will be PERFECT..

Catherine said...

Oh how loved your precious daughter is! Your attitude during the wait is beautiful! I love how you talk constantly about what you will do with her when she is home. It keeps her close. It keeps your daughter right where she should be...at the forefront of your thoughts and emotions.

Praying August is your month!!!

Thanking God for you and the precious friendship he has given us online. Our daughters have so many that love them! Praying for your Lizzie today as I pray for Hannah.

Dolores and Shawn said...

I can't even imagine how you're being so positive. With our LID about 11 months behind yours, at this rate, we'll be collecting our pensions by the time we get a referral.

Eileen said...

3 days, oh how frustrating! Hang in there!

Wendy said...

What a beautiful post! Thanks for your sharing your thoughts about what is going on with the wait and how you think about your daughter on a daily basis. It gives hope and encouragement to others.

Kelley said...

Your attitude is just wonderful!!! I am really hoping that you guys are in the next batch...I can't wait to follow your journey to get that darling little baby!!

Michelle said...

15 days. So close. And yet, seemingly so far......You do such a great job of keeping a positive attitude. Something I need a little practice with! I'm so glad to have so many people to follow along on their journey. By the time it's our turn, I'll be a pro!

Vivian M said...

Your baby is waiting for you. She has already been born! I just know in my heart you WILL get your referral this year. And bring home your beautiful daughter from China. And we will all be celebrating along with you when it finally happens!
Hang in there.

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

love your positive attitude but 3 days ??? Bummer :0(

kris said...

As always I raise a toast to your positive outlook! August will be here before you know it. I'm still trying to figure out how in the WORLD half the year is almost over :O)

Susan said...

It won't be too much longer. This wait has been so long for all of us, but I can finally say it is worth it!

We cannot believe how richly we have been blessed!
Thank you for your comments and congrats.
hugs,
Susan and Jonathan

Dawn said...

You two always amaze me with your positive, upbeat attitudes!

You are very, very close!!!!

I can't wait for the day that I check your blog and hear news of your referral!

~Dawn

T&W said...

Just a few more months and it will be our turn!!!

"MissMeliss" said...

3 days? WOW. I've been a bit out of the loop, and I knew it was longer and longer... but sheesh!

Just try to remember... she WILL get here and that when she does, it will be SO worth the wait. Trust me. :)

Melissa

rubyiscoming said...

We all should strive to be as grounded and loving as you two in our wait.

Hugs to you!!!

PunditMom said...

Been there with the squeaky shoes!