Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Yep... you read it... 1,000 days. Madness, I tell ya! Do you like the pic? This was us, squeezed into our little train cabin, on the overnight train from Beijing to Xi'An. I really like this photo, I thought it seemed quite appropriate... it looks like we're all waiting on the edge of our seats! (which we were/are!)
This week is a massive week of numbers. Today marks 1000 days. Its our LID anniversary this week, our wedding anniversary, and Mr T is racing in the Classic Adelaide so he's hoping to improve his rank this year too! I think he finished at about 32, last year. I was so impressed! Its the first time he's ever raced in anything! And he didn't crash and die... that's always a bonus!
Its been such a funny, old month. Some mornings I wake up, and my heart skips a beat... could we see our child's face in 2 weeks time? Other mornings I wake up, feeling nothing. Can't get too excited ~ you'll only get disappointed. The lady in the bank said today "Aren't you getting ready to go to China"? (she ordered my "crisp new notes", so I told her all about it!) I sadly shook my head, and explained the incredibly small batch last month. I said "We SHOULD get in the next lot of allocations... but I'm not holding my breath". It makes me feel sad, that I'm not over the moon excited! I just don't want to be bitterly disappointed. I didn't think we'd make it, last month - but thought we'd DEFINITELY be in for Dec. But all I can think is, "what if they only allocate 2 days again?" We're still not in.
I know God's plan is perfect. I know that when we do see our child's face, it'll be so worth it. I truly do know that, and believe that. But don't kid yourself... adoption is by NO MEANS easy ~ "the wait is like being on a rolla-coasta" - truer words have never been spoken!