Friday, February 10, 2012


Posted by Angie at 7:13 AM
What a week.

Yesterday, THREE referrals went out to His Hands families.  THREE!

For those of you keeping score at home, that means we are getting closer.

Scratch that.  That means we are getting CLOSE!


To a referral!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To seeing our child's face for the first time.  To mailing our paperwork to Taiwan.  To planning our trip overseas.  To holding him or her in 4-6 months after accepting the referral.  AHHHHHH!

Now, there isn't a science to this.  We knew we were getting "close" when His Hands sent that e-mail telling us to get all our adoption paperwork in order.  But we also knew of families who had been waiting longer than us for a referral.  Well, now three of those families are off the list!  All at once!  Which means we are close to the top.  Very close to the top.

What does soon mean?  Does it mean six more months of waiting?  Does it mean three months?  Does it mean one month?!?!  We don't know.  And wondering/worrying/over-analyzing that is not going to change anything.  (Someone might need to remind me of this post from time to time).

But OH MY GOODNESS Y'ALL!  We are close.  SO CLOSE!  Close to one of these...

Meet Lilly Wynn, one of the His Hands babies who was just referred to Emily and her husband.  Picture is from their blog!
My heart is just about to burst this week.  Through it all, I pray for the birth mothers, these brave women who make the most difficult decision of all.  Their decisions transform adopting women into mothers and they should never be forgotten in the excitement.  And for the adoptive families, I pray for their paperwork, for efficiency, and for the ache that comes as they wait...and wait...and finally hold the child whose picture they have stared at for hours!  Because day soon...that will be US!

Much love,
Future Mama


desiree on February 10, 2012 at 5:18 PM said...


Tday said...

So excited for you!

Future Mama on February 12, 2012 at 4:52 PM said...

Thanks Desiree!!!

Future Mama on February 12, 2012 at 4:53 PM said...

Thank you!!!! :-)

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