Saturday, July 7, 2007

Happy Anniversary!?

It's a day that many hope is a lucky one. 7/7/07. Although Mike and I didn't win the lottery tonight, we did celebrate our one year LID anniversary. It's been one year since we were logged in at the CCAA, the center for international adoptions in China. What does this mean?

When we started the paperwork process in Fall 2005, it meant that our precious daughter would be home by now. But the wait crept from 6 to 9 months to 9 to 12 months. Our current wait for a referral is more than 20 months. Will we receive Maggie's referral around our second anniversary? July 7 falls on a Monday next year but I doubt we will have Maggie's referral by then. My hope is that Mike and I travel to China in Fall 2008 and bring Maggie home in time to celebrate Christmas.

Last year, I found it tough to celebrate Christmas without Maggie but I comforted myself that she might be with us this Christmas. It is now my dream that I can send family and friends a family photo including Maggie in our 2008 holiday cards.

Tonight Mike and I celebrated our anniversary by going out to dinner, as is our habit after church. We went to Culvers where we chewed on a fast meal with rubbery beans. We also took a commemorative picture that is not flattering to either of us. Someday, I will have the courage to post that picture.

My friends tell me now to worry. I have been so busy lately, so much that I don't have the time or energy to worry much. However, I am impatient for our daughter's arrival and pray that God will give us strength. We know everything happens in God's time. We just hope we're not senior citizens by the time it does. I don't want my teeth to fall out as Maggie's comes in.

Ok, so we're not that old. We just feel like it sometimes.

Happy Anniversary! Let's hope this year passes by as quickly as the last.