Wednesday, February 22, 2012

One Year Ago Today

...I was in Indiana getting my Federal fingerprints done... and thinking that it was a matter of weeks, MAYBE months, until I saw a picture of our newest addition. And as I shopped that day after getting my fingerprints, I remember ooooing and aaaaahing over the little girl clothes and just KNOWING that by that time, this time, next year I'd be able to buy those little girl items. And yet, here we are, nowhere near any closer than we were then, and possibly even farther away in many respects.

Still in limbo of sorts on the adoption front. Waiting to hear from my adoption agency regarding the possible other country I could adopt from out of their agency, the only other option there is at this point with them, and the only other option to continue to use the funds I have already paid them. If that country is not a go, and I should know in the next week or two, then I will update my study for a domestic possibility at some point, and wait and see what God brings down the road.

How very much can change in a year.


Barb said...

So sorry, I wish you had your little girl in your arms. HK is moving so slow and being so picky but i wish there was a way you could still go there.

Lora said...

Wait and see WHO God brings down the road :) Cheering you on from the sidelines over here!!!

Katie said...

I hope, if you still feel another child is the right decision for you family, that this new country you are pursuing or a domestic adoption will work out. So sorry for the trials you have been through.

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