Monday, August 06, 2007

Digging a hole to China

Remember when you were a kid and would dig in the backyard or sandbox? I thought if I would dig really hard, I could dig all the way to China. Of course, no matter how hard I'd dig, I'd never get to China. Sometimes this adoption journey feels like that.

I totally neglected to report that referrals arrived last week. The CCAA matched dossiers logged in through November 21, 2005. This leaves 262 log-in days ahead of us. It's nice to see this number decreasing though the rate of decrease is not what I'd like to see! Each month that China matches less than a month's worth of log-ins makes puts us further from our child.

I tell friends and family we're probably at least a year away from being matched. I've been saying that for almost a year now. It's difficult to never be making progress. All day long I dig and dig, but the hole never gets deeper and the pile of dirt never grows.

5 comments:

CJ and Donna said...

The wait is hard! Just remember that the perfect little angel will be there for you in the end :)

amy said...

Glad we have each other to wait with!!!

Mark and Rebecca said...

I have thought about the "dig a hole to China" thing so many times myself! I wish we could do something as productive as digging to make the wait shorter...

Jay & Angela said...

Good description of how the wait feels at times! Wish that I had words that could make it easier. I do know that it will be worth the wait!

Chaos said...

Can I come through that hole too???
Susan