October 12, 2009

Not this time...



We've heard from our agency this morning that we will not be included in the referrals from China for this month...all I can think of to say is...


God's timing.  Not ours.

His strength is perfect.

Meanwhile, I would be a wretched human being not to extend a true and heartfelt hug and congratulations to some of my long-time LID buddies who were able to slide under the proverbial adoption limbo stick this month and thankfully were included in this batch.  (and who I kind of adore too!) Doris, and Stephanie and Sooze - words do not do justice to how happy I am for you -truly!  I will be celebrating with you this week as you finally see your daughters.  What a wonderful comfort that will be for me!  Please click their names to share in their very long time comin' joy....  xo




25 comments :

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Next month for sure we will see Keira's face.. maybe if we are lucky they will do another batch at the end of the month..
LOVE YA..
Hugs..

The Gang's Momma said...

I'm sorry. I was thinking about you all weekend while I was away. Wondering. I will be praying for you and your family. I am happy for your friends, happy for their babies, too. Trusting the Lord for HIS perfect timing is really hard, isn't it?

Erin Sager said...

sounds like it is near, hoping for next month!!!

Terri said...

I am sooo sorry. Pleasefind comfort in this word. "NEXT!!!"

HUGS, Terri

Kayce said...

Perfect words Christie! In His plan. Celebrating with you for all of our March buddies!! It is a wonderful day!

S.Wise said...

I have tears rolling down my cheeks. My heart is sad for you... but I will share ALL of my joy this month with you...and next month you are FIRST IN LINE. I know that is not much comfort, but it is something. :)

Thank you so much for sharing in our joy!

xoxo!

Eric said...

I am sorry that this means more waiting for you guys.

Cate said...
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Cate said...

Next, next, next!!! I know it stinks, but it also gives you more time to raise the money to bring your precious baby girl home.

Lisa (Briana's Mom) said...

I know it is so hard to be missed this time, but now you KNOW you are next FOR SURE!!!

Cora said...

sorry you were not in, but her little face will be in the next batch for sure. Hugs and congrats to those that did make it,

Cora

Eloise said...

Well, rats! I was so hoping it would be this month! BUT you will NEVER have to wonder again when it will be. After all these many years and months of hoping and waiting, even if they only get to ONE single solitary LID next month, it will be YOURS. Counting the days until we can celebrate with you.

XOXO

3D said...

Hugs are not big enough!

Keep smilin!

Shannon said...

Well, you are next---No doubt about it! Best wishes.

Jenn said...

Oh, my heart just sank for you when I saw the cut off this morning. One more month-you can do it!!!

Single PAP said...

you know what this means then? that we will get our referrals the same month (i'm hoping i will.. ethiopia, as you know, isn't as exact)

one more month!!

Annie said...

I am so sorry that you are facing a "not yet". How I so wanted to click on this blog today and see different news. Can't wait til I can :)

thinking of you--

meme said...

Thinking of you and can't wait for next month! From your Kentucky Friend Linda

J said...

Christie,
I'm so sorry that you missed the cut off by one stinkin' day. Words are so inadequate but sending you a huge cyber hug and will be counting down the days until the next batch.

Joanne

sooze66 said...

I know there aren't any words to help out, the only 4-letter one I can type is - next!!! Hang in there friend. Next time I'm in Texas, I'm coming for a visit, just so you know!

Kristy said...

CHRISTIE!! Could that picture be any more heartwrenching??? He is just precious. YALL ARE NEXT!!!! at least you know that for sure and I can't wait.

Love and blessings, Kristy

Mya said...

Dang it! I wanted to see her sweet little face! Next month girl! I got your e-mail, sorry sugar I haven't forgot you....just plain crazy busy! Checks in the mail! Hang in there, just one more month! November's a great month...my birthday! LOL

Donna and Joe said...

Christie, I'm so sorry to hear this news and that your never ending wait will continue.

We missed the cut off by one day and I remember how disappointing it was at first and how I felt I couldn't get through another month of waiting. Just as you know, it's all in God's timing. Now that we have Lauren and love her with all our hearts, I know exactly why we had to wait.

Donna

Anonymous said...

I love your crib. Do I see a Cailin Yang doll? We have one too.... Here's to next month!!!

....Lisa V

Alyson & Ford said...

You are next which sounds wonderful! Congrats - just one more month!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for One Year