Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Wow, this is taking a long time

(EDITED: I removed the annoying running counter because we received our referral at noon Sept. 25 -- that was 427 days, 10 hours and 58 minutes after our dossier was logged in at the China Center of Adoption Affairs).

The wait starts to wear on you after awhile, you know? I'm afraid to get too excited about our referral possibly being in the next batch because I don't want to be disappointed, but I think it's about time, don't you?


Anonymous said...

hello ms. keaton -- take a deep breath, and think about how it will feel to hold that warm, snuggly baby in your arms! All time, space, and reality will change in an instant. It's down to days now, and we're all praying for you here in Washington State. Rachel, the Rachel, doesn't even know yet that she is coming into the most loving family, and is going to have the most wonderful mom in the world. Just try to believe that God is guiding you towards the right baby, and the baby who will be a wonderful fit for you, Lance, Lauren, and Brandon. You are amazing, and you will make it to the finish line, and it will be worth it all! Love, Debi

Laura Lessnau said...

Hi Susan
I love the live countdown! LOL. I would tell you to stop thinking about it so much (you know, a watched kettle...) but I know that's impossible. So I'll just keep leaving comments so that you can have something to do while you wait. And hopefully your friends and family will do the same!
37 seconds, 38 seconds, 39 seconds...oops.


Gloria said...

Susan & Lance, Keeping you and your little one in our prayers. What Great Holidays we will all spend together! Also tell my nephew Cyrus, Hello from Aunt Gloria

Cameryn said...

We can't wait to see our new cousin Rachel! Niklas will be so happy to have someone close to his age in the family to play with and grow up with.
You are all in our prayers daily!

Cam,Todd,Amber,Sarah and baby Nik

Your siiiis-ter said...

I agree with Laura, I love the live countdown. I'm getting a little impatient myself. However, you better rest up now so you will be prepared to run once she gets here. Your life and family will change soon enough. Besides, I have an entire calendar page reserved for her.