As of late, I have been doing a lot of number crunching. I know we have always stated we are praying for a Christmas miracle....but it is looking less and less likely. Although I am still praying for the possibility of a Christmas referral, I also want to be realistic and prepare my heart for a referral between January and February.
Here's where this is all coming from...
In the last 5 baby girl referrals, the families were all placed on the waitlist in the 40's. Three of the families waited the full 10 months, and two waited 9 1/2 months.
Our numbers so far (if you have been paying attention) have been:
April (placed on list the 15th) #48
September #26 (although now #22)
So at just a little over 5 months on the waitlist, we have moved a total of 26 spots. That's an average of 5.2 spots a month. We still have 22 spots to move until we are number 1, giving us another 4 1/2 months on the waitlist, which would put us mid-January to early February.
Now...that being said....I have been encouraged by all the baby girl referrals going on right now. In fact, there is a family in the #2 spot on both the boys and girl's list right now (if you remember correctly, the girl list is always much, much, much longer....so that means there has been A LOT of movement). Word through the listserv is that this happens about every other year to a family, and is pretty rare. The extra exciting part, is we don't know the family on the #1 spot on either list, so we're kind of left in the dark! When that family gets "The Call" they have NO idea what and who God has in store for them! How exciting is that?!?!
SO! I still totally think it is possible that God will completely surprise us all and give us our Christmas baby....but I'm beginning to accept and be okay with the longer wait. But ask me again in a couple months.....if I'm going bonkers NOW, I can't imagine doubling the time!
Oh God...you have SO much to teach me about patience!
And....because it's Wednesday, he're some random, but adorable photos of my Lil' Man!!! =)
|Wow...doesn't he look HUGE? Definately not a baby anymore.|
|My Monkey (Please ignore the poor quality, cell phone pic....just had to share)|