February 18, 2009

A Happy Day - Month 7!

Today is a happy day. We have been officially waiting for our daughter for 7 months. Of course, we have been in the actual waiting process for three years. This day, I am much more optimistic. I have experienced almost every possible emotion during this time.
When we talked about adoption as a way to add to our family I was anxious, anticipating the outcome. I have felt the pain of possible placements that didn't happen. I prayed over pictures and life stories of over 30 children that were "available" through our countries foster care system, hoping that one of these children would be ours. Hopeful is what I felt when we decided to adopt internationally through Ethiopia. When we first turned in our application to our agency, I was elated. As time progressed and paperwork took forever, I felt discouraged. I watch families come home with their children through video montages on blogs and forums. I feel hopeful again. I long for the day that I get to pick my sleeping child up for the first time.
I haven't allowed myself or Brandon to really prepare for this child. I know she's coming, but to save myself from overwhelming emotions, I haven't prepared. I AM prepared to parent and love this child like you would not believe. But she may be naked...lol! I'm just kidding. When we receive our referral, I'll prepare a little more. She has a crib, a high chair and a family that loves her so much, what else does she need, right?
So Happy Seven Months to us! May our call just be weeks, or days away!

6 comments:

Ronnie and Suzi said...

Elisa, I thought of you earlier today when I realized today was 7 months of waiting...although we've taken a 'detour' on our way to Ethiopia, I completely understand that emotional rollercoaster and wanted you to know we are still praying for you and your baby girl and hope that soon we will be hearing more good news from you!

Amanda and John said...

Yeah! for SEVEN months!! I know your call is coming soon! I know you guys will be getting your good news soon!

Erin and Keith Sager said...

congrats on 7 months!!! Hoping many referrals come in soon.....

Missy said...

Days would be great!!! How about tomorrow?!? Sparkle on, girl!!!

Justine said...

Bring on the girls!! I can't wait for those calls. Thanks for keeping me updated over vaca. You will be my connect to the social networking community ( :

Can't wait to call you soon!!! And, Happy 7 months!

ellerbee eight said...

It was awesome to meet you and your wonderful family tonight. I am so excited to get to know you! I'm sure we will be blogging buddies as well.