HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am so excited to see what 2007 will bring to my family~ a daughter would be nice (hint, hint); but realistically that doesn't seem possible at this point. But, who ever said I was a realist??
I was just reflecting, as is common to do on New Years Day, and I just wanted to share all that was accomplished in 2006 ~ I'm pretty proud of myself!
FEBRUARY 4TH: Attend adoption seminar (where a newly adopted baby put her darling hands on mine and looked up into my eyes- this is meant to be!)
MARCH 22ND: Sent our application to GWCA (Anthony saw the paperwork and was thrilled to be getting a sister from China - love my Ant.)
MARCH 30TH: We're accepted! (So excited, but soooo nervous-kind of like finding out you are pregnant!)
APRIL 6TH: Sent in our first agency fee
MAY 11TH: Ed & I have our physicals
JUNE 5TH: Our 1st and 2nd Home Study ( I should have gotten a medal for getting thru this!)
JUNE 15TH: 3RD Home Study
JULY 14TH: 4th and last Home Study
JULY 17TH: Our completed Home Study is approved by our agency!!
JULY 22ND: Mailed out the I600A
AUGUST 4TH: Received fingerprint date
AUGUST 15TH: Fingerprinted (and found out I don't have "much" fingerprints left!?)
AUGUST 31ST: Received I171H!
SEPTEMBER 11TH: Sent Dossier to our agency! (I just remember kissing the package good-bye... a lot of love and work went into this!)
SEPTEMBER 15TH: We are DTC! (I was so happy our agency sends out dossiers weekly!)
OCTOBER 16TH: We are LID! (The wait begins, but it feels so good to have a DATE!)
What a Timeline...I know others did this all much quicker than we did. But, this is OUR timeline and a lot went on inbetween these lines (or dates, should I say). There were a lot of "signs", if you believe in that sort of thing. I will have to go into that someday ~ some amazing signs ~ I know now that all the very "sad things" that happened, had to happen in order for us to be right where we are right now.
COME ON 2007 ~ SHOW ME WHAT YOU'VE GOT!!!