So I figured since Christmas is over I should probably get a new look for my blog. What do you think? I figured since we WILL be going to China at some point this year I would go with a Chinese inspired look this time. Obviously for us to go to China we need to get our LOA (which by the way, today is day 106).
This wait for our LOA is excruciating. In comparison to being pregnant, it is like being overdue. With Blake and Emma I was exactly two weeks overdue. I was miserable, tired, achy, and pretty much done being pregnant. For me the wait for LOA is much worse. I'm not really sure why. I think it is because we are all so excited to have Drew join our family. We see pictures of him and get monthly updates. We know he is in a fantastic environment, but it is not home. Although the physical aspects of being pregnant are not there, the emotional ones are and in some cases worse. Right now is especially hard for me because I feel like we are at a stand still. At lease once we get our LOA I will feel like we are finally moving forward.
I feel so bad for Gabe. He is only five so he doesn't really have a sense of time yet. When we started this process we kept telling Gabe that we wouldn't go get Drew until sometime after Christmas. Well, Christmas has come and gone and poor Gabe keeps asking me when he is going to get his little brother.
Please continue to keep us in your prayers that we get our LOA soon. Even if we were to get our LOA this week the earliest we could travel would be the middle to end of March. UGHHHHHHH!!!! Sorry I am venting, but I know many of you completely understand what I am going through right now having been through this process before.
I keep reminding myself that everything happens for a reason and when God is ready to unite us with Drew He will but sometimes it is easier said than done.
This was the picture we received with Drew's December update. He looks so sad. I think he just wants his family.