Hintons 2015

Hintons 2015

Monday, August 27, 2007

In Loving Memory

My Aunt Jan passed away early this past Sunday morning. Our family is sad to have lost her so suddenly. She was a woman with great determination & a beautiful spirit. She loved angels, being with family and travelling. I am blessed that I got to spend time with her at our recent family reuion. We will miss her much, but her memory will live on in our hearts forever.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Quiet Time

As the day gets closer for our referral, I find myself having a lot more quite time to reflect & pray about the next couple of months. I have read in many other blogs & in various places from parents returning with their babies that this is the time to take a deep breath & enjoy before our life gets turned on it's ear.

Although this past 2 years have been very hard at times, I have found a peace in the waiting. Last year about this time when I realized that the wait would stretch out much longer, I finally came to a place of acceptance. It seems strange but the past year has actually gone by pretty fast. I feel blessed to have this time to really prepare for the journey ahead. I know the days ahead may have a lot of difficult moments, but I finally feel ready to face them.

In many regards I feel blessed to have had this extra time. I think of the friends & family I know that have unexpectedly found themselves pregnant & not ready for a baby (or another one) and they have little time to pull it all together for this life change. We have had the luxury of being able to plan & think things through. We have been able to talk about what kind of parents we want to be & what stances we may take on various topics. I know some of what we decided may need to be flexible, but we have the foundation (on God) at least that gives us our guiding principles for decisions.

We are ready, now bring on those referrals!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Looking like we are next!

Well the next round of referrals should be here this week & it is rumored that they will go thru 11/21/05. This means that our LID of 11/23/05 would be in the next batch that will come out in early September!!!! We are so excited to be able to finally say that. It's not 100% guarantee but about 95% sure that we would be getting our baby's picture & info right after Labor Day. (no pun intended : )

Please keep us in your prayers over this next month as this will be one of the hardest parts of this 2 year wait yet. We are so close, but yet so far. This time of the month (pre-referrals) is always a little nerve racking because we want so badly to know when we will be able to get Madison. But this final month will be extra hard. Thankfully we have a lot planned for August so I am hoping that it will fly by.

We had an awesome time last weekend between the Scavenger Hunt for the church youth on Friday & meeting with our China Adoption friends that we met on the Internet on Saturday. Some of the families have travelled to China & have their babies now so it was fun to see the beautiful little girls they were blessed with. This gives us hope to continue on our journey knowing that the end of one part is near & the beginning of another is after that.