31 July 2008

potential coolness

We don't have school the last week in October. I think that would be an excellent time for a referral trip. God and I have been chatting about this. I'm not sure yet if He agrees, but He knows my feelings on the matter. I'm just waiting to hear back if there's a better option. (Usually there is...)

I heard 15 July that my papers were being sent for translation. Agency girl estimates 2-4 weeks for translation. She also estimates (off the record) a wait of 4-6 months, with most recent family with same age/gender/health specs waiting only three months.

We could be translated by now. Then, if we wait August, September and October...it's possible, but a little fast. Ann Marie, however has had feelings all along that things would go quickly once the papers were back in Russia.

Let's keep thinking. If we DO go in the last week of October, then it's POSSIBLE that we could have court 3 December. That would be 1000 days since the day I announced my plans to adopt to the world right here on this very blog.

That would be cool. Fast. But very, very cool.

(The Seige of Leningrad during WWII lasted 900 days. If we heard something on 18 of August, that will be 900 days. I guess we could hear that my documents were translated then...but that won't really make me feel like the seige has ended.)

14 comments:

:: Suzanne :: said...

God and I have been chatting about this. I'm not sure yet if He agrees, but He knows my feelings on the matter. I'm just waiting to hear back if there's a better option. (Usually there is...)

I love this! Can I add it to my rotating quotes?

Tina in CT said...

You have the patience of a saint.

redmaryjanes said...

I am hoping that your child will come soon. I am hoping for ours too : )

jeneflower said...

crossing fingers for you!

kim said...

Uggg... "the system"... Patience is definitely one of your virtues.

Katie said...

I love how you can turn this into a list of cool numbers and how they correspond to things in history. And I love that you are into "gently nudging" God like I do. (Some days, for me, this looks more like stomping my foot and having a prayer temper tantrum. Then He pats me on the head and says "how's that working for you?" My own, ethereal Dr. Phil.)

habeshachild said...

Holy Cow. 1000 days!?!?!

You are officially my hero.

Liz said...

Sending good thoughts out into the universe that your referral comes soon!

Carrie said...

We were at Disneyland last weekend, and I sat Grace down in Dumbo and you know who I thought about? You.

Fingers crossed for you!

Jenni said...

October sounds like an excellent time for your referral trip! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

Rachael said...

I love your quote about your chat with God too!

Also...who'd have thought at the start of all this that you'd ever use the words "1000 days" and "cool" together?

Allison B said...

Fast? Hmm...not exactly my definition of fast, 1000 days! I get what you mean, though, and that would be pretty cool timing.

I thought of you the other day when I saw (not an elephant)..."Love is patient." D(s)2B is (are) one (two) LOVED girl(s)!

And Carrie, that's way cool!

MMrussianadoption said...

October is the best month. That is the month we got our first referral and met Kevin for the first time. Hope it happens for ya

Becky and Keith said...

I think October sounds perfect and I love your subtle chats with God. :-) 1,000 days.... wowzers - you do have the patience of a saint!