Monday, September 29, 2008

The Cut-Off

Referrals were issued by the CCAA for families logged-in through February 15, 2006.

Big sigh here!

4 weeks.....

30 days......

It's hard to say "We're next!" when I was so hopeful that we would be in this batch. I really wanted it to happen this week.

I have so much to do between now and November 1 (plus/minus a few days!). I guess I need to start making some lists and getting things organized around here and getting prepared to travel.

I'm disappointed, but I've climbed bigger mountains. Kaelie, Mama's on her way, you hang in there! I love you so much!

So, with a November referral, I anticipate travel will be in mid-December. There is so much to think about: Will I be home for Christmas? I can't imagine missing it! Santa is going to need to do some early shopping to get ready for that one. Christmas decorating: definitely before Thanksgiving. I have a ton of stuff to post up on Ebay to get rid of, plus try to make some money.

Guess I need to do some shopping. We have three big items we need to get for Kaelie: carseat, high chair, and stroller. And some toys! Kaelie has lots of little goodies, but as far as like a toy kitchen, baby dolls, etc. No, I take that back, Kaelie has a Cabbage Patch doll. I want to find some Asian dolls. I can think about that later, though.

Guess I can get back to my life now. The last few days have been tough. The anticipation has been agonizing! I think I can say with certainty that we will be referred in November, 42 months since we started the process on May 30, 2005.

7 comments:

Linda said...

Sorry they did not reach the 17th.. But next month should be the one... Lots of celebrating for all the 17th people and hopefully for many more dates after that. Keep the faith and pray that the month goes by quickly...Linda

Billy and Maggie said...

Karen you echo my exact sentiments. I'm not really focusing on Novembers referral just yet..I will though soon.

prechrswife said...

Sorry for the disappointment this month, but hoping to hear happy news next month for all of you! (((((Hugs))))).

a Tonggu Momma said...

It is so hard to miss it by just a day or two. I know you will hear happy news next month, but that doesn't make it easier. Hugs! (Alyson and Ford sent me.)

Sophia's Mama said...

Its coming November is your month...I can't wait and don't worry all that stuff will get done...

Melissa said...

It stinks to miss the cutoff by 2 days!! You are NEXT and that is a sure thing!! go get ready, Kaelie is coming soon!!

Karen said...

Thanks, everyone, for the well-wishes! :>) I'm back to normal now, except that FOR SURE we should see our Kaelie in November! I have so much to do, it seems like I should have a very busy month ahead. So much to look forward to! Wow, November referral, December travel.... hopefully home by Christmas!