I haven't posted in forever. There just hasn't really been anything to say. We just continue to wait wait WAIT. It's exhausting and heartbreaking. We found out about our match almost five months ago. FIVE MONTHS. And we know still almost nothing. We started this process two years ago. TWO YEARS. And we still have know idea when we will be finished.
We have eight pictures. I waver between not being able to tear my eyes away from them, studying every inch in hopes to learn something about her, to times when I can't look at them at all because she's still such a stranger to me and it tears me up.
We know her age, roughly. Not a birthday, but we do know that she hasn't turned 7 yet because that would cause all sorts of issues for us since we are approved for a 3 to 6 year old. And Lord knows we do NOT need any more delays right now. Or ever again.
We know that we haven't even had a chance to accept the match yet and we know that it will probably be another 8 months once we DO accept it before we can go to get her. 8 MONTHS. And the clock hasn't even started.
In February, we hoped she would be home at the beginning of this school year. I desperately wanted to start talking with the school about how to get ready for her. I was waiting on her birthday to talk to them. I'm still waiting for that birthday.
By late spring we were hoping she'd be here by Christmas. Anthony and I talked about how we would structure it to keep her from feeling overwhelmed. A problem we still wish we had.
Now we are talking about March or April AT THE EARLIEST.
I guess maybe I could just ask you to pray for us. I mean, pray that there won't be any more delays and that somehow this starts moving smoothly along too, but really we just need prayers for our hearts. We are tired, stressed, sad, even feeling a little hopeless. So, yeah, we'll take some prayers.
Here's hoping for a post titled FINALLY soon.