Thursday, September 9, 2010

September Official Number!!!

Although we are still celebrating being in the twenties, our official number this month came as no shock to us.  However, we are anticipating the courts reopening the end of this month, which will hopefully speed things up on this end too. 

Also, if I'm counting correctly, there are eleven families who just returned home with their children.  That leaves LOTS of rooms for open beds and hopefully means more referrals too.

One thing we have learned a little about this month is the relinquishment process that the birthparents of our child will need to go through.  It surprised me actually HOW extensive it is.  Definately explains why the waitlist has slowed down some.  But I am so grateful on how thorough the Ethiopia program is as well.  I would hate to go through all this hard work and get our daughter home and not be 100% confident that she was placed in our arms ethically.  I know of people who will forever have to struggle with those type of situations and it makes me so grateful that God put the right people and circumstances in our life at the time we were researching agencies and that He made AGCI such an obvious choice for us!  I wouldn't have it any other way!

P.S. I don't know why I always make you wait so long to see our number....so I won't anymore...here it is:


Even though I have had a REALLY hard month waiting, I truly know and am completely confident that God's timing is perfect.  So please don't misunderstand my anxiousness with a lack of confidence in God.  I just struggle with not being in control...an issue I am in constant prayer over.  Just because I know that we will celebrate EXACTLY how God knit together our Lil Miss' adoption story when this is all over and done with, does NOT mean the waiting is easy.  It does bring comfort, but it doesn't take away the pain...if that makes any sense. 

I AM excited, however, to share with you some of the projects I've been doing this last week to attempt to keep my mind off the numbers.  I promise to share them with you soon...if I can EVER get my pictures to load.  (My wonderful husband keeps promising to figure out what's going on there, but he's been just a wee bit busy - so please forgive him!)

Alright...on to the rest of my day, but I look forward to sharing more with you later!

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2 comments:

Brandon and Kari Mulder said...

AWESOME...getting closer. I will just keep thinking that your number is our number too so we can welcome our precious bundles home together - check out our latest update!!

Alison said...

Yay for moving closer! I am just so ready to join ya'll on that waiting list! Looks like we'll be in the 90's at least! :)