Sunday, February 10, 2008

Half a year

Well folks, it's been 6 months that we've been on the waiting list for a baby. Last summer when we were officially put on the list and given the 5-7 month window for a referral I thought FOR SURE we'd be getting a referral by the 5 month mark. Well, obviously, things have really slowed down and now, half a year later, I am keeping my fingers crossed that we'll be getting The Call during our 7 months of waiting!

I will admit that I am starting to have moments of thinking that this is NEVER going to happen and it'll be fall before we bring our baby is in those moments that I remember God's process of leading us down this road and I try to remember that all things are in His timing. I do wish in moments like these that I had Aaron's immense amounts of belief and faith and didn't question God's timing, plans, or outcomes. While I spend time agonizing over wait times and counting weeks and months on the calendar, Aaron just says very matter-of-factly "It'll happen when it is supposed to happen" then he'll just go write a new song.

So, while we're "killing time" we've made a list of things we should probably start getting for the baby so we aren't dropping hundreds of dollars in a few months on baby stuff. We've also got a list of spots in our house that need to get organized and cleaned, and we are anxiously awaiting the birth of Jon and Jo's baby. Hopefully their baby and our baby will be of opposite genders and we can set up an arranged marriage for 2028.


jodi said...

Hang in there Katie. I know how it feels when we think God is moving very slowly - He has good timing....sometimes it just doesn't agree with our timing!! I love you!....and I'm thinking the arranged marriage plan is wonderful.

Jo said...

Ooh, arranged marriage. Great! Can't wait to meet our little one and yours...I'm sure they will be great friends, especially if they're the same gender. Apparently lovers if they're the opposite:-)

Anonymous said...

Your Mom is right, Katie, and HE is preparing both you and Aaron, and the baby for the perfect time. I keep telling everyone I am going to be a great grandmother, and can't wait to hold him or her in my arms! Wow!
Grandma Lynn

Rudstroms said...

I just stumbled across your blog and wanted to let you know my husband and I also adopted internationally. The process was long (18 months total) and we were often discouraged, but in October we brought home the most wonderful little boy, Harold. Adoption is a wonderful option. We really want people to see that and consider it as a way to make a family. We welcome you to follow the link to our blog, we have photos of our son and video of our trip to Guatemala where we picked up Harold. The 18 months were well worth the wait. God bless your endeavor. --AnnMarie Rudstrom