Sunday, November 23, 2008

Finally in the Top 10!!!!!

Wow! What a month November has been for Journeys of the Heart!!!! 5 baby girl referrals for Program III, and the month isn't over yet! That is just amazing! Now, after a whole year of waiting, painfully, I might add, for our homestudy to be completed in order to get on this wait list---we find ourselves (for the 1st time) experiencing a "RUSH" of movement in our adoption process. And, I must tell you----it feels great!!! We got on the waitlist in September as #19 on the list---and we (2 months later) are #10 on the list! You can do the math. . . if the pace keeps up (which is probably not likely) we could have our referral and see our sweet baby girl's face for the first time in January/February! I realize there are dry months with no referrals or only 1 or 2 referrals---but allow me to dream a little!!!! It could happen. . . :-)

This week has been a rough week at the White House. Anna Grace has been very sick with a bug/virus of some sort that has given her a high fever for 5 days straight (103!!) and a terrible respiratory issue with wheezing and barking coughs (violent coughs that lead her to gag). The Dr. couldn't seem to find what was wrong, but did hear the burbling in her lungs. So, this weekend, we have laid low and she has been taking a steriod to bring the inflamation down in her lungs. We're hoping she will continue to feel better soon. She has missed school and rehearsals--and most of all--she has felt just terrible.

We did go ahead and put up the Christmas tree today (since we were all here home-bound). That is the EARLIEST we have ever done that, but I realized with the schedule we have coming up--- 2 shows about to kick into full production mode--travel, etc.--- if we didn't do it today, I wasn't sure when we could. So, it is done, except for the outside. I don't want the neighbors to know we jumped the gun on Christmas decorations--so we'll wait for the outside until "after" Thanksgiving. Haha!!! It feels GREAT to have it done and not have to try to fit it in between a million other things.

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving, safe travel, and much to be thankful for. Thank you for following! I'll post some pictures soon.

And, "cheers!!!!" to more referrals while the ball is rolling!


PamFitz said...

Yay #10! Almost single digits. This has been a great month. Just imagine 2 more like this one! (I'll dream along with you!) We are currently #8 and I certainly didn't think I'd see that number this soon.

I hope Anna Grace feels better soon. It's not fun to have a little one so sick.

Anonymous said...

Yay for being in the top 10!!! I hope that you all have a happy Thanksgiving!!

Lisa said...

This has truly been a month for Thanksgiving! So happy for all the families & for the movement for all of you still waiting!
Sorry to hear Anna Grace is down with such a yucky bug! Ugh...that's just no fun!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Lisa C.
P.S. Don't tell our neighbors either, but we put our tree up Saturday!! LOL Just couldn't wait anymore and with travels during Dec.wanted to at least get a months worth of eyeballing it! :)
Our outside is still sans decor. too, for the very same reason you said! Ha and Ha!

couey2007 said...

Now your getting in the "spirit" of the "list"!!!! From this point on I am turning over the "list" to you!!!

I hope Anna Grace starts feeling better.
Michelle C, AL JOH

Sarah and Dan Sullivan said...


Yey!! You are getting very close now!! I am so excited to see your referral! Happy Thanksgiving! Sarah = )