50 MONTHS

July 12, 2010

Dream - BLOG

Today marks exactly 50 Months that our paperwork has been logged into China's system. This is a milestone I never thought we would be celebrating.......but here we are.....still waiting....so I figured I would document it!

Those of you that are my FB friends have seen this picture, but what I have never shared with anyone is that it was taken in our guestroom........that will soon be transformed into a room for our little girl.

It may have been the longest wait we could have ever imagined....with lots of ups and downs and uncertainties.....but I know it will all work out and it will be worth every second of the heartache. This dream will have a happy ending:)

Have a great day!! I am off to work......it is going to be a stressful week as I am trying to tackle two very large projects. See you all Wednesday!

42 comments:

Briana's Mom said...

How has it been 50 months! Oh my goodness! You are on the home stretch! I'm so excited for you!!!!

Good luck this week. Try not to stress too much! Hugs from GA!

Sharon Ankerich said...

Blessings to you sweet friend! I am right there with you... waiting for the fruit of labor and wait. God is faithful to bring us joy and I'm so excited to watch your's unfold. I hope your projects work out perfectly and your stress level is low!!!thinking and praying for you!
Blessings!!!

Gail said...

I know you can't believe you'd be waiting 50 months, but you're almost to the finish line. You are so close! She's been born now and is a baby living somewhere in China waiting for her mama.

Take care this week and hope you get a lot accomplished with your projects. :)

Polar Bear said...

The wait is excruciating, but you are so correct when you say the dream will have a happy ending. It is hard, but OH SO worth it!!

Best of Luck with your projects. I hope they are quick and easy! :o)

Robin said...

Yes, you are getting close and it will all be so worth it. Until that time may you rest in His peace.

I wait on the lord, my soul waits, and in His word I hope.
Psalm 130:5

Hugs and Blessings,
Robin

themaddychronicles.com said...

Wow! 50 months!! Long Road to China indeed! I'm sure it's been all worth the wait! Can't wait until the day you're united with your little girl :)

These Are The Days said...

I love that picture of you. Good luck, bless you for all your patience...I know I would have gone crazy waiting that long. What a lucky child to have you patiently waiting.

Colleen said...

50 months Lisa!!! Wow!! And soon you will know that the timing was just perfect! Sooooo excited for you!

Becky said...

It has been a long time but when you see her picture for the first time it will be sooooo worth it! I for one can not wait to see picture and feel honored to share this journey with you. Just have to throw in that I still think Rebecca Michelle would be an awesome name for her. ;-)

Love ya!

Norah said...

Well I just cannot wait to see what you do with that room!

Serline said...

Dreams for your room and prayers for your child ;-)

Shell in your Pocket said...

Wow, my friend, you certainly have learned "patience" and "endurance" through all this!

sandy toe

Melis said...

FIFTY!? As in, over 4 years?! Oh. My. Gosh. I guess there's a plan in there somewhere, right? We just have go to along with it... but fifty freakin months.. yikes. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers! (And beautiful picture, btw!)

3 Peanuts said...

Such a long long wait, Lisa. UGH! I know it is going to happen very soon and I am thrilled for you. LOVE the lil shoes in the post below.

carolinagirl said...

thinking of you all! can't believe your wait! your patience will pay off!

Missy said...

Fifty months??? That is so hard to believe. You are so not a moaner or a griper. You have handled it with such grace. Baby girl will be here before you know it!
Love this pic of you!
Have a great week!!

Wanda said...

50 months - it's almost inconceivable! I remember (kinda vaguely)our 42 month wait for Milana ( we lost 6 months due to court changes here...argh). But I can tell, in all honesty Lisa - I really don't remember that wait like one would think I would, considering the actual number. All will fade once you see that most beautiful face. It really will.

My tummy just did a flip, thinking just how close you are now. I love that her room is now, finally, being prepared for her.

Yes, this dream WILL have a happy ending - and it's coming soon.
Big hugs to you, my dear!
xoxo

Jodee Leader said...

Hoping and praying that "fifty is nifty" and that you get to see her precious face this month! We want to start shopping soon!

Hope you have a great week! I miss our daily chats!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Jodee,

I am sure you are going crazy without your computer...... I hope you get it back soon!! You are probably feeling so disconnected without your email.......at least you go back to work tomorrow....and will have access during the day:)

Lisa

Dale said...

I feel your pain! I too have been waiting 50 months, well on the 24th of this month to be exact. It is so hard! I so hope that you are right and our dreams will have happy endings. I do not live too far away so maybe we could be in touch by e-mail as it gets closer. Here's to speedy referrals! -Dale LID 5-24-06

Kim said...

Happy 50 Months. .
You are SOOOO THERE.. I wonder what mine will end up.. all i know that is we will keep waiting till our dreams come true..
and this song is the BOMB.. sooo true..
Love you and hoping for your baby girl in your arms soon..
LOVE YA..

Mimi said...

Now that is a long wait!
Lisa, the picture of you is beautiful, I mean that.
Can't wait to see one of you with your little girl in your arms. Have you been thinking about names, or is it too soon?

Jo said...

How wonderful it will be to hold her in your arms ... soon!

Jo

Jboo said...

Oh my -- 50 months -- wow! You have an incredible amount of patience and I know it will all be so worth it! Jodee's right -- 50 is nifty and hoping that we can start shopping for your baby girl soon!

Janet

Kayce said...

The heartache will vanish the minute that call comes and then the past will slowly fade into the future when your daughter is placed in your arms. I can't wait for that day to happen for you guys. I also can't wait to see her strutting in front of the camera in those adorable shoes!!!

Virginia said...

I'm getting so excited for you! You're getting so close. Can't wait to see what you do with the room.

Gin =)

Casey said...

The Big 5-0. I just can't believe the wait times these days... and I can't wait to hear your red thread for your little girl. Soon!!!!! :)

Jennifer said...

Lisa,
WOW! Cannot believe that it has been that long! So happy that you are almost there!
Excited to be "officially" back...I have missed you!
Jen

Special K said...

We're getting there, girl. And I'll be celebrating with you when your wait ends.

Lisa said...

50 months, wow! Well at least you know you are getting close. I am so happy for you all. She will be worth the wait! : )

Dawn said...

OMG Lisa!!

Rumor Queen has a rumor today as the cutoff being May 10th!! You are sooooo close!!!

YEAH!!!! So happy for you!!

Hugs,

Dawn

Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

So nice to catch up on your blog!!! It has been a very busy summer to say the least!

Wow 50 months, crazy!! Cant wait to see that room behind you transformed into a nursery!! ;-)

And I cant wait to celebrated in tears of joy when you see that little face for the first time!!

{{HUGS}} to you girl!!!

Colin and Jill Canada said...

I just heard today about a major rumor on the RQ. Sounds very promising.

Praying your moment, your precious baby, will arrive sooner rather than later.

I would say congratulations, but maybe I should say something more like, I'm sorry you had to go through this... if anything, this has blessed you with extra patience. Thank God for your little blessing along the way! :)

Jill

jennifer said...

I can't believe you hit 50 months!!! Surely you're next?!?!? Can't wait to that baby in your arms!

Denise said...

You are almost there girl!! Hugs~

Lucy said...

Oh my, how you've waited 50 months I can't imagine. Your time is coming and it gives me goosebumps to think about your amazing connection about to happen. This final buildup and anticipation is such a wonderful part of the experience and there's nothing like preparing for a new baby...any way they come to you! :) I'm so happy for you. Your day is almost here!
Lucy
P.S. you look fabulous! ;)

Dita said...

I love this picture of you, my dear.
50 months will be behind you in a few weeks.....I can't wait because soon, very soon we are going to see her face and those 50 months will be a distant memory.

On the edge of my seat!

xoxoo
Dita

Nancy E said...

Love this picture of you --- love your glasses and the smile on your face.... 50 weeks is a LONG time -- sorry for all this craziness in your life. I have read your story and feel closer to you after reading it --- I work for the American Cancer Society (15 years as staff) and have worked with many passionate survivors like yourself as volunteers making a difference. So amazing to hear your sorry and thank you for sharing it -- the hope you give to others is truly there....

I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma - this past week and actually today got my true diagnosis and it will be all ok, but the waiting for the diagnosis in just 3 weeks has been so painful. We are on a positive road now - and it is because of stories of survival that others are given hope. I never really realized that until now - thinking of the fatality of the situation until you get all the data. Again - painful.

Any whoo - it is my photography right now that is giving me that outlet of creativity and distraction and focus - makes me stronger to be good at one more thing.

Check out my photos here -
http://nanskimtn.blogspot.com/2010/07/family-black-white-wednesday.html

Check out my cancer journey here
http://nancycancerjourney.blogspot.com/

Again - thank you for hosting this meme and sharing your hope for survival for others and talent in photography and encouragement.

N

The Byrd's Nest said...

Praying for you and this child that you have waited oh so long for my friend. I know her little room will be amazingly precious!

Sharie said...

Lisa I am very much disconnected from the wait - but I just checked rumor queen and referals are in through May 10 - is your LID May 12? If so OMG! I can't imagine how hard it's been...I'm so glad that God blessed your family with Sarah in the meantime:)

Christie said...

50 months boggles my mind...and we waited almost that many!!

but that sure is a great picture!

Deb said...

I am on the edge of my seat Lisa!! I am so excited for your family....and can't wait to see that sweet little face!!! Life is about to change again.....only to get sweeter! :) Everyone of those 50+ months will have been worth every minute!!