For all of you who have experienced problems in getting pregnant or having children, you'll understand when I say that this Christmas was my cut-off point. I often thought to myself, that if we aren't pregnant by this Christmas, then something must be wrong and we need to go see someone. (Secretly, though...I just KNEW that we would have a third member of our family joining us this Christmas. Clearly God has other plans.) Obviously, by somewhat of a fluke, we found out much earlier than this Christmas that there were some problems. For that, we are thankful because it allowed us to start on the adoption journey for Baby P much earlier. I keep telling myself that that means we will be holding Baby P that much sooner. =)
Some good news on the adoption front... Our attorneys have purchased the rights to several more adoption websites which will be featuring us as a waiting family after the holidays. This gives us more exposure, although it is bringing more paperwork...and pictures. Ugg. So worth it, though. Other good news, is that they are making placements of newborns almost EVERY DAY...which is encouraging. (A little side note here... I am crazy competitive, so when I see another couple disappear off of the websites because they've been picked, it kind of brings out the worst... just being honest. Prayers, please!)
As of TODAY...we have been officially waiting for one full month. Not a long time, I know...but I am dreading what could be a long wait of months to come. But...despite all of the waiting... we have great hope. This wonderful season of Christmas reminds us of that.
"For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6
We are truly enjoying this Christmas, though, and having some fun... Ben was amazed at the amount of gifts Baby P is giving this year - amazed that someone who has not yet joined us, could push us so far over our Christmas budget...oops! =) Hope you and your family are having a wonderful time as well! Many thanks, time and time again, for the continued prayers!