October 29, 2009

Last Time Again



When our paperwork initially got logged in (LID) with China back in March of 2006, we were told we would wait 9 months.  12 months tops.  (like so many of my blog readers who have also adopted)

We started celebrating each month that passed with a hurrah and a hip-hip!  2 Months LID!  6 months LID!  9 months....LID.  Hmmm.  12 months.  16 months.  oh no.  22 months.  Oh my gawd.  30 months.  36 months.  And on and on...

I've spoken many times on this site about my grief over the wait times, my frustration with the process, my resolutions to wait it out and to be strong - all of that has been covered many times over throughout the corners of this blog.

I gave up posting LID "celebrations" on this blog when they ceased to be celebrations, but in fact, just monthly reminders that our child was separated from us and that we were not closer, but each month taking us what appeared to be further from being able to bring her home to her future. 

With that said, I felt one final Hurrah Hip Hip and all that jazz was in order.  So I'm dusting off the old LID Celebratory Cap and strutting it around for one last time.  One final "celebration" to have.   And this time it is a celebration - because my friends...who have followed me for three of those four years...

We're next.

Are you ready to meet Keira Joy after all this time?

I am.

HAPPY 43rd Month LID to us.  And that's where it stops.  Finally.

Finally...







15 comments :

Cora said...

I am so ready, bring on Keira! I will be definitely be celebrating our last LID month whenever it gets here, so live it up!

Kayce said...

THE LAST! We're next!!!! Then the celebrations begin!

sooze66 said...

This is it!!! A new month, YOUR month, is almost here!!!!!!

Kristy said...

You just made me make that skip a breath kind of choking sound because I am trying not to cry and I have goosebumps all over!!! The hair on my legs just grew dangit!!!
I am celebrating with you Christie!!!

Love ya girly, Kristy

Theis Family said...

I deserve to celebrate..we all look forward to seeing pictures of your baby very soon!

S.Wise said...

This it IT! Finally! Finally!!!!! I'm sooo excited to see your Kiera!!!

Debbie said...

I can't wait to read that long anticipated post of Keira's arrival.

Jay and Kelly said...

I am so ready to see Keira!

Ani said...

I am so excited for you and your family!

Stacey said...

I am so excited for you guys!! I am ready to see her little face and to see you as a beautiful family of four. As always you are in my thoughts and prayers. Happy LID day to you!!

Jenn said...

It's about darn time! Can't wait to see the party that's about to happen on this blog!!!

Single PAP said...

that gave me goose bumps...and not in a good way. how on earth did 9 months turn into 43? oh how difficult. can't wait to read that you have been finally matched!

Sue said...

Can't wait to see it all unfold. Congrats to your family..get ready for a wild ride!!!!

Deb said...

What a relief to know that you are NEXT!! :):):) It has been one long haul....but our wait all melted away when we saw Kate's photos! Congrats will be in order....very soon!! :):):)

The Gang's Momma said...

I recently checked that wait time calculator thing with our original LID - we're talking 12/2014. TWO THOUSAND FOUR-FREAKING-TEEN. WHAT?!

I'm so glad your wait is soon over. And I'm so glad the only thing I've got planned for 2014 is, um, my second son's h.s. graduation.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK! Graduation?! Oy. I am gonna be older than dirt by then.