OK - I'm speaking mainly for myself with that last comment, but I'm sure you all know what I mean.
It seems we are once again doing the waiting thing with the adoption. I think I've gotten to the point where I don't believe it's ever really going to happen - it's just an illusion that we are telling ourselves will one day become reality. We do paperwork and then wait. More paperwork and then wait some more. Then wait even more.
We have had moderate progress with our China dossier. It is expected back at the agency early this week. They will then write a cover letter and send it off to China. It will then be translated, and we will finally be officially registered! So, hopefully, within three weeks, we should hear that we are fully registered in.
And then more waiting. Our consultant will diligently look for just the right child for us. It may take days. It may take weeks. It may take months. No one knows. Well, except God. He knows. And I am telling myself to trust that He has the perfect child for our family already chosen. And I keep telling myself that this will happen in God's time, because His time is perfect.
But every time I walk in our child's room I ask Him to speed the process along - to bring our son home soon. I really, really, really want to see a little guy playing in that room, or sleeping peacefully in the crib there. I want our illusion to become reality - and I want it to happen soon! But then I tell myself, once again, that God's timing always has been, and always will be, perfect. And I'm sure that I'll be glad we had to wait, when He gives us the perfect little guy for our family.
I can't wait to meet our son! (and to introduce him to all of you!)