Monday, June 09, 2008

Referral Count Down Calendar June Update

Severine is reporting a French agency has confirmed January 22, 2006 as the official cutoff!!! Thank you Severine! Other agencies are reporting it to be the 20th as the official cutoff!!! Nothing like a little suspense to keep things interesting. Either way - The Stork is Flying!!!!! Forever Families are seeing the face of their little ones for the first time!!!

We've never sat in the front seat of a real roller coaster ride but I think we're about to experience what that feels like...

We've crept into a strange new land. It's the land of the "bubble". By bubble, I mean for the first time ever we have inched close enough to have an honest to goodness chance of receiving our referral next month. Absolutely no guarantees but we might just get to see the face of Alyzabeth An soon. As in July! Or, we might not... So the question for all of June becomes, does our bubble burst? Oh, Jerry Garcia, we had no idea it was us you had in mind when singing what a long, strange trip its been.

I think I caught a look in Aly's eye this morning that reflected a whole lot of what is going on inside of my head. A look of mesmerizing anticipation coupled with a bit of fear, anxiety and dare we think it, hope...

But first, the more important news. We want to wish all those who just received their referrals a well deserved CONGRATULATIONS! Soon you all will be experiencing the treasured Forever Day with your little one and forever more will be, a Forever Family. It just doesn't get any better than that...


OH MY #6 said...

You darn well should dare! My goodness, I am sitting here with a big, huge, giant, massive lump in my throat! wow, wee, you are so close my friends.

get going on those lists!


Brian & Ruth said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! I am not sure what to think. As a fellow Panda and 1/27/06 LID-er, the temporary "reality" that we might finally, I mean really, finally have our referral in a month?!? Oh my gosh.

Trying to remain hopeful - but still holding my breath (for another 30 days it looks like).

Briana's Mom said...

I think next month is YOUR month! I really do!

Johnny said...

Woo-Hoo! So close!

Séverine&Stéphane said...

Never mind Alyson,
I think you are NEXT too,
to my mind the cut off of july will be at last the 27 !!!
We will be mother at the same time !


Séverine lid 24 jan 06 so NEXT !

Wendy said...

WOW!!!!!!! You could very possibly be next! I am just absolutely thrilled for you guys!!!!!

Liene said...

It would've been nice had they gotten to the 27th of the month.

I haven't heard from our agency what the cut off date for January was. But I do agree with everyone else, July will be your month.

It gives you a little bit more time to get that huge long to do list done.

Don and Be said...

Wishin' hopin' thinkin' prayin' that your referral is in the next batch.
Love You Guyz,
Don & Be

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

I so HOPE that you see Alyzabeth An next month.
Hugs to you both..

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Keep the faith you month is your month!

I can only imagine what is going through your minds at this point....anticipation, excitement, fear, and my goodness....what to pack!

Hopefully with every day that passes you are crossing things off that To Do List!


Linda said...

I believe, I believe that we will see 1/27 or better in July!!! I cannot wait for you to have referral and to watch you travel... Besides , that would mean my daughter would move up some more( Am I being selfish?) Praying for China to already be matching for next month....Linda

Paul & Denice said...

If all goes well next month, you'll be next!!

Denice Wilson
LID 1/10/08

PS: We got our travel date of 7/10/08

kris said...

i am covered in goosebumps reading this post, and knowing that your time is coming soon!!!

Anonymous said...

Just checking in and getting so excited for you two! Barry and I wish we could get together before you have so much to look forward to :) Praying that you are next...

Love, Debbie, Barry, and Sophie !!

Catherine said...

Look....LOOK!!! There's a smily face on the same row of the calendar as your LID!!! Wahoo!!!

Praying NEXT month is your month! SO excited for you!

Any rumours of the cut off for July yet? LOL! Love, hugs and prayers for you this month.

Donna & Joe said...

Hi Ford,

I'm SO hoping that they knock out at least 5 days next month so you and Aly can finally see your sweet girl!

With this month's batch, I finally have hope that I'll actually see Lauren's face before the end of the year. I think this is the most hopeful I've felt in a LONG time! It's a good feeling.

Donna :)

Kelly And Allison said...

Oh my. You are so close. I hope you finally can see the sweet face of Alyzabeth An.


Lisa and Tate said...

It just makes me tingle from head to toe to see how close you guys are!!! I can totally relate to Aly's mixed feelings....and I still have 44 dazes to go thru!!!

Next month I will glued to the computer waiting to see Lizzie's face!!!

5 DAYS left!!!!

Kelley said...

July is goign to be your month, and I just can't wait!!!!!! I'm so excited for you!!

Vivian M said...

Hang in there, concentrate on getting your lists done, and we will all keep our fingers crossed here!

Donna said...

I'm so excited for you! It's really getting close now!


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Joanna said...

I admire you for your patience. We have contemplated adoption as well, but I think we are going to try IVF again. Both processes are difficult to go through. We are strong women. We just have to remember that. Here's to next month, being your month!

rubyiscoming said...

You guys are amazing - still positive and smiling :)
AND you will get to see Alyzabeth next month - I feel so good about it!

Traci said...

OH!!! There's only thing better than sharing in the excitement of friends receiving referrals and that's receiving your own referral! Even if it turns out to be are so close!!

Thrilled for you!


m said...

How wonderful!!! I can't wait to help spoil another child. This is so exciting! Hope the days speed by and your special day arrives in record time. Holy Moly on the lists though. Let us know how we can help.

DC said...

I'm keeping everything crossed that you get your referral ASAP! :)

Anonymous said...

So happy for you two. . .my life has been so enhanced by my granddaughter--a Jiangxi Princess--these past 2 and 1/2 years. Will be watching and holding my breath for the next month.

Pat from OH
Sarah's LaoLao