Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I Got IT!!!!!!
I finally got my referral!! I got a phone call while I was in a meeting that I should go check my email. When I opened my email and saw that beautiful face I couldn't stop crying (and calling/emailing everyone I know). I am not a good writer and there are really no words I can think of describe what it is like to finally get the photo and information. It's real now. There is a 9 month old baby girl just waiting for me to come get her. It's now just a matter of time to start painting the room, decorating and packing to go to Ethiopia! Of course, it's that matter of time that is going to be so excruciating. I have to wait for my court date first. That can be anywhere from 2 to 4 months or longer from now. And I have no idea when I will get that date. And as of now it is looking like I will have to travel out to Ethiopia for that date. This is a change from the original guidelines, I think it is a good one, but its now something else to think about without being able to do a lot of planning ahead of time. Once I pass court I am the official parent of this little girl and will be able to post her beautiful picture! There is then at least 2 more months before I can go out there to bring her home. I am a project manager. I plan things. With timelines and milestones and set dates. This unknown timeline is driving me crazy!! I just want to hold her little hands and touch her sweet cheeks and be her mom. Now!