I have been trying to come up with something profound, or funny, or meaningful, to say about the fact that we just reached two years in our wait for Lily Kate, but for the life of me, just can't. As I've said before, we never imagined that we would still be here, hoping and praying for a referral, but life is never quite as we expect, is it?
I was really struggling with this a couple of days ago and turned to my friends in a online group of families using the same agency as us. I was feeling really down and they had just the right words to restore my failing hope, faith and sanity. I am so grateful for these wise, warm and witty women. I really hope that we have the chance to meet at an upcoming agency picnic and take the photo we have talked about, with all our families together. Knowing I can open up to these ladies has made a big difference during this wait.
And then there's Susan...an inspiration and comfort, someone who understands perfectly what I am going through and always has the right words when I need encouragement. I hope you know how often you and Riz are in our thoughts and prayers and we pray for Sophia as we do for our own sweet daughter; they are waiting for us, together, somewhere in China.
So, nothing monumental or earth-shattering to say about this milestone, just here we are, still waiting to see her face. In our heart of hearts we know that it will happen this year, and all this pain and frustration will fade away when she is in our arms at last; we can hold on for that. We know she is out there and needs us, and God's time will be perfect and His grace sufficient to keep us going until then.