"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet,regardless of time, place, or circumstance.The thread may stretch or tangle,but it will never break."

- an ancient Chinese belief

Monday, March 29, 2010

"On Deck!"

Today we participated in what our agency refers to as an "On Deck Referral Procedure" conference call. Basically they invited all those families who might receive their referral in the next few months to participate in a call that would explain the referral day procedure to us and allow us to ask any questions we might have. Not an earth shattering event, but after waiting for almost 4 years it was a huge sign that within months we'll be getting our first glimpses of Emily and finally learn about her history to this point. We are very exicted now and really energized again after so many months of limbo. Just please continue to remember us in your prayers as we wait out these final weeks and please remember Emily as we are all but certain that somewhere in China is a little dark haired girl waiting to be united with her forever family. We don't know where she might be at this moment or what her current living conditions are, but we just know that she is already loved and a part of this family.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

More Progress

Well, we've taken a few more positive steps this week. Our homestudy update is complete so we're good on that for another year. Today we received our "on deck" email from our agency. They send this out when it starts getting close to time for a referral to let their families know what to expect. To us this was a very positive step and just really brought on that feeling that in just a few months we'll finally see Emily.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Busy But Productive Week

This has been a busy week for us. Mickey and Mindy both had surgery and we've spent a good bit of time getting ready for a home study update. Hopefully this will be the final time we have to go through this. All went well and once our social worker gets it written up, we should be good to go.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Good Referral Month

For once the rumors we heard were actually right. The CCAA matched thru April 11th LID's so that covered six more days. That will leave us 17 more to finish before they get to us. It is really beginning to get exciting again after such long periods of little to no movement. We have optimism that in just a few months we will finally see Emily's face for the first time.