Every tree limb overhead seems to sit and wait, while every step you take becomes a twist of fate.
Up on the watershed, standing at the fork in the road...

If you are new to our adoption blog please take a moment to scroll down to the archives at the bottom of this page and start with July 2009 post "Watershed."


And she treasured these things in her heart...

Oh Friends! Oh my! Oh dear! (Uffda? Insert wide range of Scandinavian expressions of enthusiasm here.)

Words cannot even do justice to the email I just got from our agency coordinator. In fact, as I write this I've had to go back and double check to make sure I wasn't dreaming that email.
I just can't share the email right now. I'm still treasuring it up in my heart.

But the subject line was "news" and it was a good news email.

It sounds like SHE is there. In their care. And we should learn more in about a week.

Bonnie, you are so so right. I don't want a referral if the paperwork is not in order. I can't imagine the pain of failing court over and over and watching the months of 2010 slip by. So I am cautiously excited but will reserve outright joy.

I am not going to post this news on facebook. Or send out mass emails. So if you are reading this please keep it close for now. Suddenly I am nervous. I feel private. I feel like I'm just about to sneak away and open a gift from a secret admirer.

But for now this is a happy news post for everyone who has so faithfully followed here, commented, affirmed, suggested, and rejoiced. The wait is nearing its end. And the real wait is just beginning.

Here's a picture of Cassidy expressing how I feel. Note the focus in her eye? (Picnic lunch was on a nearby table and she knew good things were about to come.)



  1. Woohoo! Sending thoughts and prayers for more good news. News worthy of shouting from the mountain tops.

  2. WOW!!! Can't wait to hear more...... :)

  3. I knew when I saw the title of your post. I knew it. Next week, you'll know more. I know that, too. :)

  4. Oh my stinkin heck!!!!! Cow jumping over the moon here!!

    yes- you want all info in order... medical everything! WEEEEE HOOOOOO Dance Fever!!!!

  5. She's there! One step closer to you!

  6. I am so thrilled for you. Hopefully the waiting will be over soon because our coordinator is very careful with news like that. Start counting down the days.

  7. Amanda,
    So happy to hear that you're so close!
    Waiting to hear!

  8. Okay, your mom is getting excited!!!

  9. Happy, happy day. Pray for paperwork, power, translators and everyone to come to work on time in ET. Let's get this thing moving...and you better email me her picture if your interested in sharing.

  10. Great!!! If you've read Garcia Marquez, we feel yellow butterflies of happiness and exitement for you. Abrazos

  11. Oh wow, that's just amazing!!!!!

  12. Oh good news! I'm so glad for you!! at this rate we may be traveling together! (but I sure hope to be there a back as you are passing court on the first go round)

  13. Darlin', your aunt is in tears reading this! I'm so excited for you - at last, at last!! Love to you and Jer!!!

  14. so excited to read the news! We are crossing fingers, saying prayers and holding our breath!


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J and I have been married for almost 15 years. We have shared many adventures and a lot of watershed moments. In 2009 I began blogging and in 2010 we adopted our daughter from Ethiopia. In March of 2012 we began the process to adopt a little boy from Haiti. This blog follows the many twists and turns on the road to our two children and beyond.