Meidyn's Journey Home

This is the journey, from beginning to end, of how we got our daughter home. We have not met her, she may not even be born... but she's already found a way into our hearts.

Friday, May 23, 2008

1 week and she's ours...we hope

You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.

I'm expecting a baby!! I know this sounds really obvious, being that this is an adoption blog but I'm finally feeling like it might actually happen. We've been working on adding to our family for about 3 years and I can actually imagine having another child home. It's not just something that might happen one day but something that I really think will happen and probably this year! I can't explain how great it feels to say it outloud and talk about it with other people. I even had a dream about her last night, just like when I was expecting our son. She was beautiful and little and cried alot LOL...anyways...I just thought I'd let everyone know. This is week 11 and I am expecting a call, sometime in the near future, that will let us know we have a daughter. Please let the call come quickly before I lose this adrenaline high from all the referrals this week!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

3 More Referrals today!!

YAYYYY! Congrats to the new families, I'm so excited. The referrals were for 3 baby girls, which bumps us up in line. On our unofficial list we are 4th ish in line for a baby girl. I'm still praying we will get referral in June and make it through the courts before they close up.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

waiting..waiting.....more waiting!

10 weeks waiting and so far a very slow month for referrals. I heard some agencies sometimes get 30-40 in a months time. I know that this is because they are not as new to Ethiopian adoption and their wait times seem to be longer BUT I'm still hoping CHI will surprise us with a record bunch of referrals really soon. I was really hoping to get referral and court date before courts closed but it doesn't look like it will happen. I think there has been only 1 referral this month and we are already half way through May. More later

Friday, May 09, 2008

someone's sleeping in her bed

My 17 month old niece is spending the night tonight and using the crib for the very first time. I took the bedding out as she's much too old for bumpers and am enjoying the usefulness. She is perhaps the strongest, most resilient person I have ever met and I'm happy she has a safe, comfortable place to lay her head. She is almost done with her 26 week of chemo for Wilms tumor and I pray she will be completely healed and healthy come this time next month. It really puts things in perspective and although I am anxiously awaiting our referral I am happy to have this time with her one on one. Please take a moment to pray for her tonight, her family can use lots of hugs and kisses.

Love auntie DeAnna
I love you baby Bella!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Half way there.......

9 weeks....I'm going to say we are at the half way point for waiting. I have nothing to base this on but that's what I'm choosing to believe. We read the update from Children's Hope International and it said that they added 4 more nannies to the House of Hope staff. That can only mean that they have or are expecting a higher volume of children and one of those children is OURS. In the mean time we are working on some house projects and getting ready for our sons 5th birthday!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

We're ready!

Today we got the crib and set it up. Of course that led to decorating and organizing and now we are just about ready. I still want to get something to tie the curtains back with and some small fixes but we are READY! So this post is to my Children's Hope International....if you were holding back our referral because we were not ready that has officially changed. All we are missing is BABY!!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Week 8 TOMORROW and we are about 8th in line

Alright.....Again I've "met" families that are ahead of us in this wait. Come on Referrals!! The only way for us to start gaining ground in "the wait" is for some of the families to receive their children's referral. Nothing else to report, it's been a real busy week and I have an even busier weekend planned. Have a great weekend!

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