Sunday, November 15, 2009

18 months today!

We are now a year and a half into our wait. It's hard to believe that 18 months has passed since we received ICAB approval. In a one way the time has flown by, in another way it seems like we've been waiting forever. I was hoping to hear something by Christmas but since hearing that the number of applicants in 2008 greatly increased, I'm expecting that we could wait another 6 months. Still, I'm trying to think positive and am hoping to hear by Christmas and to have our child home before next summer.

It is very exciting that one of my blog friends is bringing home her son very soon. Her and her husband leave on Tuesday for the Philippines. Hopefully it won't be long before we are headed there. Until then I'm going to enjoy preparing for Christmas and hanging out with my husband, dog and friends.

11 comments:

Jenny said...

Yes, it is very exciting to know that Dennis and JoAnne are on their way to meet their son. Hang in there, your day will soon come and we will all be ready to share in that moment with the two of you.

Allison Family said...

I am so hoping that you hear something by Christmas, too! Everyday is one day closer to your referral!

I, too, am excited for Dennis and JoAnne! Your day is coming!!!

joanne|n|dennis said...

Thinking about you guys! I can't wait for the day when you post something about your referral :). Your day is coming soon. I can feel it! ;)

Tam-A-Roo said...

OooH...OooH...OooH!! You're so close now!!! 18 months! Wow! Keep doing what you're doing...Keep busy...focus on Christmas...you'll be getting that call before long now!!

Congratulations on 18 Months!

Sherri said...

Congrats on 18 months!!!

I am keeping my fingers crossed that you hear something soon.

Janice said...

Congratulations to you 2 on your 18 months!!! It is so exciting!! Your call could come any minutes now!!! I am keeping all my fingers and toes crossed and thinking of you guys really hard.

Sincerely,
Janice

filipinobambino said...

I think about you so much with all of these referrals coming through the Yahoo board again. Probably almost every day I'm thinking about you. I'm feeling impatient for you and wishing that you'll get your happy news soon. I just want you to know that we're all here for you, all rooting for you to get an early Christmas present!!

sabine said...

We hope that you going have a referral for Christmas. In Belgium there was 1 referral this year.

There have not been many referrals here in the past several months. I'm hoping that that will soon change.

greetings sabine from Belgium

Renee and Brian said...

Sabine, I really hope that we both hear something soon. Let me know when you receive your referral.

Amber said...

Wow, 18 months!! I really hope that you hear something soon...wouldn't that be a great Christmas present?! The good news is that the referrals are starting to come in again...so, I have a good feeling that your turn is coming very, very soon!! I'm thinking of you guys and sending you lots of positive energy...can't wait to read your excited post that you finally got the call!!

chrissi said...

Christmas Day will be 18 months for us! The day you get the call may very well be as exciting for me as it is for you! Not because I am so full of empathy that I can fully feel others joy as if it were my own (I wish) but because I know we're nipping at your heels!
I keep wondering if the fact that all these boys keep getting adopted on the Yahoo group means we're more like to get boys or girls!