Sunday, October 14, 2007

Our first Moon Festival

Tonight we went to the home of our Great Wall China Adoption regional representative for a Moon Festival party. There were several attending from the referral to the already been there, done that crowd.
It is so good to find those who know what an LID is or RQ, and it is great seeing the kids and knowing that one day our little girl will be among those playing.
We did find out we are the new kid on the block, as ours is the newest LID (much to the glee of the previous new kid) but there are others in the same boat as us - waiting and wondering.
We couldn't stay long, but we enjoyed the fellowship.
We have been blessed by this journey in so many ways. When we walked out of their house, a new moon was setting in the west. The party may have been a little late for the full moon, but for us and all we have been through in the past few weeks, the timing was perfect.

6 months and counting

We hit the 6-month mark recently, and on Tuesday we will celebrate the 1-year anniversary of when this crazy, wonderful journey began — as we walked in to a seminar on adopting from China and our hearts were stolen.
The wait is longer than we anticipated, but if we had known then what we know now we may never started on this roller coaster ride, and that would have been tragic.
So, here's to the next year, may it bring speedy referrals!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

September was a difficult month

September started out bad when my purse was stolen on our anniversary, then my Mom got sick and finally we learned Dad was to have double bypass surgery.
Daddy died Sept. 26, two days before his 70th birthday, never recovering from the surgery. He was excited about our adoption, and his presence in our lives will be missed.
This month has indeed been hard, but we will endure and know that God has an ultimate purpose in mind.