Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Waiting... and happy birthday

Waiting, waiting, waiting...

Although it hasn't been long by international adoption standards, it seems like we have been waiting forever for Thomas. It's really only been five months, but for that entire five months we have known who our little boy is; we have seen his face in two blurry photos. Only two photos... we had dozens of the twins after five months and we brought them home six months after referral.

I know this is perhaps the one pitfall of adopting a child from the "waiting child list". Almost everyone agrees that the wait is harder after you have a referral, and with a waiting child, you have that referral from day one.

Today is our new son's birthday. He is four years old. I know that the birthday is just a guess, and I also suspect that Thomas is perhaps older than four. But this is the day we will celebrate his birth, and right now we think he's four. And we're missing it.

What would really make me happy would be to receive word that we have a court date. I'm praying for that this week.

5 comments:

Emily said...

I'm sorry Paula. The waiting can be so hard. I'm praying for a court date for you SOON to get that little boy home!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday to Thomas. I sure wish he were home. Praying for a court date soon!

Lesley said...

Happy Birthday to Thomas!

We are waiting for our referral and expecting it by Christmas. Christmas is inching in and it doesn't look like it will come before then. We have been waiting 19 months. As it gets closer, the waiting is harder. I can't believe it's going to be harder after referral. Adoption isn't for wimps!

Becky and Naing said...

We will pray for that too. Happy birthday Thomas.

Kristen said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Thomas... my prayer is that you soon will be united with your beautiful family in Nebraska! P ~ I will pray that these days move swiftly and it won't be long until you have that sweet boy cuddled safely in your arms!