Friday, October 13, 2006


Thank goodness its Friday. Even if it is Friday the Thirteenth. Mine has been pretty uneventful thus far. Not that I expected anything differently. Last night was wonderful. Joe came home early and we had Chinese food delivered. Yum. We popped open the bottle of chamgpagne we bought while wine tasting a few months ago and celebrated. I feel such a sense of relief. I know the hard part is still ahead(the waiting), but the paperchase turned into such a neverending nightmare that I was beginning to think this wasn't meant to be. For those of you following along that don't know what this means, here's an overview of the process. Basically it means our documents have been sent to China. Next we will await our Log in Date(LID). It is at that point that the actual wait begins. Our agency gives out group numbers. Everyone in your group gets their referrals at the same time, and those are the families we will travel with to China. The letter from our agency states the wait times to be 12-18 mos., but it could actually be longer. There is no way to really know right now. China has slowed down the number of referrals per month and there is no way to know when(or if) they will speed up again. It's hard not knowing, but we are prepared to wait as long as it takes to bring Sophie home. I have faith that God has a plan for us. He got us this far, and I just have to trust that everything will happen as it should.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Michelle - I am so happy for you and Joe... it has taken so long and it was such a rocky road for a while... it is just wonderful that you perservered and are now officially on your way to your Sophie!!