I cannot believe I am even writing this post. We thought for sure we would have LOA by the end of August. However, that is just not going to happen. Here we sit on Friday, August 29 with absolutely no news of LOAs even coming. I had honestly thought that there was no way we would reach day 80... I mean other people, but not us. I was wrong. Monday is September 1. Monday is day 80. Monday is also Labor Day so we have no chance of hearing anything then. Tuesday is September 2. Tuesday is day 81. Our agency is closed on Tuesday (as well as Monday.) So at this point, the earliest we will possible hear anything is Wednesday. Wednesday is September 3. Wednesday is day 82. Wednesday better bring some good LOA news!
I honestly thought this time around would be so much easier since we have Miss AC to keep is busy. In some ways, it is a little easier. However, to be honest, the "little" bit easier that it is means pretty much nothing. I have a sister... she's in China. My heart aches to get our sweet girl. I cannot wait much longer. Waiting is taking a toll on me.
Sorry I've sounded so down lately. It's just so hard. I'm tired of waiting and I don't think I can do it much longer. I'm starting to worry that October might not even be an option for us. Trying to stay hopeful. I know that we have an AWESOME God and His timing is always PERFECT. However... no matter how many times I remind myself of that, the wait just gets harder.
On another note, check the below posts if you haven't already. I'm going password protected until we get LOA. I've sent invites to everyone whose requested them. Email me at email@example.com if you want one. I'll open the blog back up as soon as we get LOA... hopefully Wednesday. Bear with me :)
I know that it's so hard not to feel discouraged at times. My family's adoption process has had lots of ups and downs as well, and I am sure that there are even more ahead ahead of us. Right now I am waiting for the referral of my precious little mei mei. I wonder when we will get her referral and if we will know right away if it's her or not. I don't know what age she will be, or what her special need is. Waiting is so hard! I think that God is trying to teach us both patience right now.
Here is a Bible verse that I find very encouraging: "For the vision is yet for the appointed time; it hastens toward the goal, and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; for it will certainly come, it will not delay." ~Habakkuk 2:3
You and your family are definitely in my prayers, and I pray that you here news soon!
Hang in there. It will come soon. Ours came on day 84 or so and it was a friday. Agency had it in hand on Wednesday. So it is possible for next week!! Praying for you guys.
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