Monday, August 30, 2010


Four months on the wait list AND Riley turns four in September!

Wow. Here we are sitting at four months on the wait list.

We're still in the stage where there is NO way we could get a phone call with a referral so the wait isn't agonizing yet.  But we started the whole process in December. Nine months ago. A pregnancy ago. I think that might be why I'm not waiting quite as calmly.

Right now, the average wait time for a child under 12 months old is 9 months and the wait time for a child 13 months or older is 8 months.  I'm guessing that means (if nothing changes) that we are smack dab in the middle of our wait. Sigh.

BUT... as you all know, I stalk the Gladney FBI, which is the unofficial wait list for our agency. We are sitting pretty as #22 on the list and number FOUR for a boy! FOUR!!!

Lately I've been wondering how many people actually read our blog! I kinda thought it was only a few close friends and family but then while on our Heart for Africa trip a few people mentioned to Rob that they're reading the blog. So it is time to find out who all is really out there...

you know you want one

Want one of these? Leave a comment and you'll be entered into a raffle to win one! I'll put the names of everyone who comments (make sure your name is part of your comment) into a hat and I'll pick one to be the lucky winner!  I'm about to have these available in my etsy store and I thought this would be a fun way to kick it off!

That is your mission. You have one week! I'll announce the winner on September 6th!


  1. Woohoo! I love giveaways! And I will continue to pray for your little one who is not yet aware that God has placed him in AMAZING hands!

    Love y'all!
    Oh and my name is Kaelyn! :)

  2. Did you know I follow your blog? I don't know if you do or not...can't remember if we've ever talked about it. Anyway, I do! Can't wait to catch up with you when you get back! :-)

  3. Hey! Connie Hastings is reading your blog! Praying that your "wait" is not too long!

  4. Sounds good to me! I've just been considering a few new crafty ideas with Christmas coming in a few seeing what others are creating as well!

  5. You already know we anxiously follow your journey!

  6. Hi, not sure I know how to leave a comment, but am trying so you will know that I am faithfully reading every step of the way and cheering you on! (This is from Susan)

  7. I'm reading and hoping the time passes quickly and your name hurries to the top of the list

  8. I agree with Kaelyn - I love free stuff too. I've actually used something from your blog about your and Rob's story in a recent sermon. Do I have to pay royalty's now?


  9. Oh, I remember the days of stalking the FBI! Before you know it, your little man will be in your arms!!

  10. I'm reading!! You're so creative too! I love to see what you come up with. - Naomi

  11. I love your blog - you're talking about my next 'great-nephew'!!! :-) -auntie-

  12. I just stumbled upon you blog while stalking the
    FBI list... haha! Hope the rest of the wait goes by quickly!!! We are waiting to travel at this point. Perhaps your little one will be at Gladney when we are in Ethiopia?!

  13. I am reading too... love your blog!

    Jessica O.


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