August 02, 2009

Three years ago today...

...we were officially put on the waiting list with China. I remember being so excited three years ago and thinking we would travel within a year or so to get our little Sadie. My how things change.

I saw someone post on a blog the other day that had a LID with China not too long after ours. They said their agency told them to plan on waiting another five years. I am so glad that we switched to Ethiopia when we did. We will forever be disappointed that the China process did not work out for us. We plan to pull our dossier once our Ethiopian adoption is finalized. But, we will forever be grateful for the opportunity to bring a baby home from Ethiopia...one of the poorest countries in the world with 4 to 6 million orphans.

Today, I am not sad. I am excited for what is to come! Once again, this Christmas we will say "This is the last Christmas without our little one" as I have said for the last four years, but this year....I truly believe that it WILL be the last one.

2 comments:

The Gotch 5 said...

Do you have to give up on China?? That would be about the time Little Burt would need a sibling!!!! Come on mamma you never know God works in mysterious ways..................

Holli said...

Believing with you!!! Hope this Christmas is the best one ever!