Who would have thought I’d be so excited about waiting in line? We recently found out we’re #65 on the wait list. It feels real again, after all these months of waiting. We’ve got a spot, and we’re standing on it.
It’s been almost a year. On April 7th, 2011, I sent an email to friends and family telling everyone that we had decided to adopt. A lot has happened since then. Lots of paperwork and notarizing and doctor visits and running around town. A trip to Houston to the Honduran Consulate. And then there was the waiting. I guess we’re still waiting, but this kind of waiting is different, because now we’re in line.
We can’t say how much longer it will be before we have that little girl in our arms. The committee who makes assignments meets once a month, and as referrals are made our number gets lower. Maybe our next number will be in the 50’s next time. Whatever it is, we’ll commemorate it with another onesie and hang it on the line.
We’ve hung this clothesline in what will be our daughter’s room, and we’ll hang reminders and encouragements and onesies with numbers on them until the number is 1, and we have a picture to add to our line. My niece recently gave us her fortune, and it went right up.
And if that weren’t enough, it’s time to plant my tomatoes again! Spring is here, Easter is around the corner, hope is all around us, and the Davises are standing in line, celebrating.
Sounds like 65 is this precious little one’s lucky number! So much love waiting to enfold her. Beautiful!
Congratulations! What a brave, hopeful, momentous journey!
We are so excited to meet baby girl Davis. The kids talk about her often and we all wonder what she will look like, how old she will be, will she understand how much she is loved even though we will all be unfamiliar to her? I love that we are one step closer to her!
Fabulous news, Meredith! And thank you for doing this blog so that all of us can wait along with you…
Fabulous, Meredith! And thank you for blogging and keeping us up to date so that we can wait with you.
Who knew that patience could such a celebration?