Stephanie commented that I have an optimistic attitude about the wait.....well I try! Here are some of my thoughts about waiting....
The wait WILL be over one day....and when it's over, I doubt you're going to want to look back and realize you spent that time frustrated and miserable. You may not see it now, but this time has a certain magical feeling to it that can't be duplicated. Try to enjoy it!
When the wait is over and you're home and you have your child - well, there's sort of a letdown feeling. Not with your child, don't get me wrong! But you've lived for so long in "wait mode" - expecting, anticipating, wondering, worrying, dreaming of that wonderful day to come, the day you meet your precious new son or daughter. And then......it's DONE, it's over! You'll never again feel that certain magical feeling of wonder and the unknown, sharing the fears and joys with fellow wait-ers, "how old will she be, where will she be from, what will she look like......
(unless of course you do it again!)
There's nothing you can do about the wait so you might as well make the most of the time. I know some people hate me saying all this stuff and that's okay. :-) Of course I have my moments of crabbiness and I get tired of waiting too. I just try not to live there.
So the latest rumor is that referrals will be sent out at the end of the month and will include the rest of May and half of June! I quickly got my hopes up for a July referral when I heard that. That was last night. This morning I'm a bit back down to earth realizing that may not happen.
I found out more about the rumored CCAA move today too. They are moving in April and no one knows if it will cause delays or not. I found this out from Jane Liedtke of the "Ask Jane in China" email list. It's a very informative source of info about all things China.
Happy Valentine's Day!