We are now on high alert, Defcon Orange. In the 2 weeks since my last post, there have been 3 more baby girl referrals and 1 baby boy referral. Both of the "either" families in front of us received girl referrals, the one boy family received a sweet baby boy, and another family that shared our same DTE (5.2.08) received their request for a baby girl, 0-18 months. I am now, as my Yahoo chat group calls it, the Queen Bee of the referral line. We can literally receive the phone call at any moment.
Ironically, I have strange sense of calm and peace. It's surreal to think, after all this time, of her actually now existing, halfway around the world, waiting to be matched up with us, her forever family. Many of you have commented about our strength and patience through this whole process, but please believe me when I say that it does not come from us; it is by God's grace and loving providence alone that we have (mostly) maintained our sanity and sincere hearts.
Hopefully the next post you see will be news of our precious baby girl!