October 10, 2008

8 Referrals in the Last Two Weeks!

So I know I haven't been the best blogger lately. Honestly, there has not been that much news for us. Some of our blog friends have received their referral, which is always exciting to see someone else go through the motions. After the Ethiopian Courts opened, there has been a flood of children being referred to families. Last week there were 5 referrals, 4 girls and one boy. And this week there were 3 referrals, 2 girls and 1 boy. The girls are coming in really young, like under 2 months. I'm kind of freaking out here, because it's looking like we will get a referral of a young girl before we'd get a referral of a girl over one. Don't get me wrong, what God gives us is our child. I was just mentally prepared for a toddler. It's exciting either way!
As for where this puts us on the waiting list, who knows? But in my own research, and from what our case worker told us a few months ago, we are probably around 15 families ahead of us for babies and the same for toddlers. So hopefully really soon.
We still haven't worked on her room. After a few years of disappointments, I am kind of scared to do it, honestly. I know it's going to happen, I just want to give myself a little more time. From time of referral until travel is looking like 2 months, so at the rate I go, I'll have plenty of time then!


Missy said...

Exciting times, huh!?! Let's hope it continues!!

Latisha said...

I'm praying for you guys! This is really exciting!!! :-)

Ronnie and Suzi said...

Oh my gosh!! How exciting!! I would be freaking out too a little! What a wonderful thing to look forward too though! Can't wait to see you type 'Referral'!!