Sunday, February 28, 2010

countdown

When we were placed on the waiting list, on January 23, 2009, we began a weekly tradition. Every Friday we would change the magnet on our fridge to the number of weeks we had been waiting. They looked like this…


The final magnets read, “48 Weeks Waiting”, which I unfortunately did not get a picture of. After we received our referral, we started the process over. Every week we would change the magnet to the number of weeks we had been waiting for a court date. We waited over 8 weeks.

Now, we have a new tradition…a more exciting tradition. We can FINALLY count down to something. We can finally look forward and feel hope that there is an end in sight. Now, everyday the number gets smaller. Today, our fridge looks like this…


The most exciting change will come when the magnets start counting down to our departure date!!! The wait for a court date was excruciating at times. I found myself just sitting around waiting for the phone to ring. Not productive. Michael and I both feel that receiving a court date was, in a way, more exciting than receiving a referral. This is really going to happen. She is really going to be coming home soon. I can’t stop smiling. God is so faithful.

Now, I just pray that we pass the first time and the rest of the families waiting for a court date get one REALLY soon!

12 comments:

Mark and Heidi said...

TEN DAYS!!! That just gives me goose bumps!! So happy for you guys and hoping to join you in this count down VERY soon :-)

Anonymous said...

Your seriously the cutest!! I hope this is the fastest 10 days of your life!! God Bless You!! xoxo

Jennifer said...

Love the countdown! Good luck with wait...I know how difficult can be some days. Only 10 more days.

AprilM said...

So happy for you guys, and just like Heidi, we hope to join you in the count down....

Eryn said...

So exciting to countdown to something! I ditto Heidi and April...hopefully we'll all be joining you soon! Eryn

The Cornwells said...

So glad you are in a countdown! I love the idea of keeping the countup/countdown on the fridge!

The Busters said...

I just got back in town and am getting caught up on blogs and was so happy to come home to this wonderful news!!!! Congrats on your court date and let the countdown begin. YAY!!!

Anonymous said...

As of today single digits!!!!
YEAH........

Mark and Heidi said...

NINE!!!!

Shelby said...

What a sweet idea! Just love it. Hope the next 8 days go smoothly and you get great news.

Anonymous said...

8 and counting DOWN!!!!
Soon...

Mark and Heidi said...

SEVEN!!!!