Thursday, November 30, 2006

2 years ago...


Today China sent out referrals to families that were logged in up to September 8th 2005. The current wait time, from the time China gets a family's paperwork, until they get to know about their child is 14+ months. I thought our 10 months of waiting was hard...I feel for the families are waiting and the girls left in China.




















Back to the dream...who would have thought that 2 years after that dream we would be a family of 7. Amazing, truly amazing..... What is still more amazing is the night before my dream a mother left our Mia-Faith on the steps of the Chinese Zhangzhou orphanage wearing only a little yellow terry-cloth shirt. I praise God that we took the leap of faith and went with what we thought God wanted us to do......bring our daughter home from China.

3 comments:

Justin said...

very touching post!

Lisa said...

Oh,
That was so sweet. The Universe "God" can do amazing things. I truly believe there are no coincidences. Mia-Faith was meant to be yours. I was just talking w/ my DH over dinner and we are both feeling scared about adding a 7th (not that we would stop it but just feeling scared, like is it to much?. Then I go and read your post. It was obviously no coincidence I did. huh? I guess your message about your dream and Mia-Faith in your life was also a message to me. Thanks for sharing. I needed to hear your message today.
Lisa
Lisa

Alyson & Ford said...

Yes, we are on that very long wait. We jumped in the China adoption process when all were saying 6 - 8 months from LID; now it looks like we may see our referral by May - June 2007. A full 17 months! What a long wait! Of course, since we are so "old" and everything seems to take us longer to do..... maybe this is a good thing. :)
Either way, if and when it is meant to be, it will happen.

Alyson