Wednesday, December 30, 2009

December Update

This was another great month of matches. They have matched 29 children so far this month. This means in 2009 to date they matched 279 children, average of 23 a month. Still hoping we are getting close. I have seen some children matched this month with MCC (Medical Checklist) on file from September and October 2008 (remember our date is December 2008) so we are getting close. Of course there are also people that are being matched with MCC on file from January and February 2008. Keep in mind it depends on what each family is open to so it is a bit subjective and so hard to determine. Those of you who know me well know this is sooo hard! We are still being told based on what we are open to it is about an 18 month wait; which would mean June 2010 so this time next year we should be holding our baby girl! This month has gone pretty fast with Jonathon's birthday and Christmas! Eager to see what 2010 brings and praying it brings our daughter home!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Prayer Quilt is Finished

The prayer quilt is finished...100 quilt squares amazing, KING size quilt beautiful, 100 prayers for our precious daughter Grace that will cover her ...PRICELESS, thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts! I have attached a copy, but it doesn't do it justice, if you are close by stop by and see it. We have squares that represent not only her locally, but other parts of the United States, Canada, Senegal, South Africa and even CHINA!

December 3, 2009...1 Year in the Wait!

Yeah we had 28 matches in November and already 3 in December. This means over the last 12 months (we have officially been in the waiting child program for 12 months) they matched 269 kids! That is amazing! Today is our official 1 year anniversary of our MCC (medical checklist) being filed and 272 kids matched since we filed a year ago. This is an average of 22 kids per month! If this rate continues we could be matched as soon as May; AND if we look at the matches over just the past 6 months when things have picked up they have matched more like 27 kids per month. At that rate we could see an April match…oh my we are getting close. This could really happen really soon, after 3 years and 2 months in the process it seems a little crazy that we could really be this close, that this really is about to happen. Now I know this is all statistics and numbers, but it is the only way I can keep myself focused on something. The adoption agency is saying based on what we are open to they are saying match would be more like June. Yeah, April-May-June....I will take it and the reality is God can do anything! He could bring us our little girl sooner ...or please Lord not later...He sure is teaching me in this season. I don't "wait" well. But still trusting his perfect timing!

This is really crazy, I was looking at the traditional program and the folks there that were just matched waited 3 years and 9 months; however it took 1 year and 9 months to match 3 months of kids so at that rate we would not be matched for 7 more years, I would be almost 50 and Guy almost 60 – that is crazy! Thank God I listened to HIM and not only the timing but I know when I set my eyes on my daughter for the first time it will all make perfect sense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keep praying my friends, family - my prayer warriors, let's pray these walls down that separate us from Grace, that she may be home soon! Pray for strength, courage and faith in God for Guy and I!

This my friends brings me to tears to think of. Our daughter based on the age we will get her, 1- 3 years old, is already born and someone over there whether in an orphanage or a foster home is taking care of her. Please pray for protection for our daughter and that God send his angels to surround her, I plead the blood of Jesus over her and that He speaks to her in his still small voice and makes himself known in her heart. May she know that she is loved and that God has plans for her. May God keep her safe and meet her needs until He brings her home. I catch myself wondering what she is doing? Where she is? Is she okay? Is she crying? Is someone holding her? Is someone loving her for us? Oh God love her through the arms of one of your angels over there until we can bring her home. For now we wait as a special friend said to me just a few weeks ago for her forever mommy and daddy to get to go and bring her home to her forever home with her forever family!