"Adventures, I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull...But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually...I expect they had a lot of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten."

-Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Monday, August 17, 2009

A year later

One year ago, we decided to adopt. We began researching agencies, home study agencies, social workers, and countries. We quickly narrowed or field down to a few countries that had programs we were eligible for, and began working through agencies that had those programs. It was September before we finally chose Kyrgyzstan, and also our agency. I remember the info given to us when we began the paper chase.... we were delirious thinking we could have our daughter home in a year.

And here we are a year later, sitting on a complete dossier for Kyrgyzstan that is no good anymore, but now in a different program, and still no girl. I cannot believe its been a whole year since we decided to expand our family through adoption. It seems like yesterday, yet it feels like forever ago.

We still Pray constantly for our girl, that wherever she is, she is safe, healthy, and well cared for. I also pray for us... that we can remain patient and calm, and that we will soon see our girls face.