It's hard to believe how much time is going by. When we first decided to adopt I didn't think it would take this long. I've been staying busy working part time as a 5th grade tutor. It has been a great blessing to help us raise money for our adoption. Since I've been working a lot and busy with kids time is flying by. I haven't had time to update my blog. Not that there is much to update.
Many families that are using our same agency are picking up their kids from Congo. Its been exciting to watch their journey and how they finally are able to go to Congo. Once we receive a referral it will still take another 9-12 months before we can travel!! With so much time to think about a million different scenarios you start having doubts. Are we doing the right thing? With every doubt there comes peace. I know there is a child out there that belongs with our family. I know it will come with many challenges but also rewards. I pray every day that we will be a good match for a child. That when the time comes everyone will be able to adjust and love each other.
Amaya still talks about her baby sister. I'm sure in her mind it feels like it will never happen. It's hard enough for me to understand the process. I'm looking forward to the day we receive our referral and move to the next part. I know it will be even harder than because I will have a name and picture of our child and know they are around the world in an orphanage waiting.