Thursday, May 14, 2009

It is very depressing to see how many other families are receiving their TA's and confirmation of appointments, and we are not. Already we have waited one month longer than many of these families - many are from the April referral group. We received our hard copy of our referral on March 9/09. If anyone can explain any of this to me, please do. We are not being given that ray of hope that other families are and I think that this is totally unfair. Here I sit, day after day, waiting and wondering if today might be the day that we get some good news. I've been off work for three weeks now, due to stress and the fact that we thought we would be leaving by now, or at least have travel dates. My sick days are numbered. I cannot return to work because of the fact that we don't know when we are leaving and another teacher has been hired for my two-month term, and that again, would add to my stress. I'm getting to the point where I don't really want to see anyone because of the on-going questions from others -"Do you know when you leave yet?" and "When are you going?" I just don't know what to do anymore... I can only clean the house so many times, all of Maya's clothes are washed, we are basically packed... We would leave tomorrow if we could.


  1. Hi there, first time commenting here.

    I just wanted to say how sorry I am that this 'mess' is happening right now with the travel to bring home little Maya. It's heartbreaking!

    After such an enormous wait to have to face yet another delay is just torture. You are almost there now though. It will open up very soon - I wish you courage.

    I'll be following along as we're right behind you with a referral probably coming next - when ever 'next' is!


  2. I am so sorry to hear this disturbing news. We are praying for you, and for your paper work to come on. I wish I had some words of encouragement, and I don't . We are crying with you, though.

  3. Thank you for thinking of us. We just don't know what to think anymore. Having our TA doesn't really mean very much - we're not going anywhere.

  4. When are you going to Chna and picking up Maya

  5. We don't know when we will be going. The appointments that we need in order to adopt Maya in China aren't being made for us because of fear that we will bring the H1N1 flu to China with us. We won't know any more until next week.


  6. Lori, I wish I could have you over for coffee, and I could wait it out with you in person -- help you pass the time together. I know you are in such a deep place, and maybe it feels like everyone else goes on with life as usual, and you are alone in the wait. I wish I could bring you hope and comfort by supporting you face to face.

    I had a tender moment with God that I've held onto in hard times. I was waiting for so long with a deep desire on my heart, praying that God would not forget me. I was walking along at night, and saw the moon. I felt like God was pouring my heart every possible reminder that HE IS THERE, and HE DID NOT FORGET. Now every time I see the moon, I think of Him. He has got this for you!!! I know it doesn't feel like it. I know that it is hard. But there IS hope. The moon doesn't go away, even on cloudy days when we can't see it. So it is with God and with hope.

    Much love and prayers to you! You are not alone! Hugs from Ohio!

  7. Hang in there. The wait for travel is the most difficult part... even more so than the wait for referral. I was about to pull my hair out. We had a setback in our wait for travel and I thought I was going to strangle someone over it! Try to find something to keep you busy! Start packing! When it comes you will be swamped with getting things scheduled!!!!

  8. You will do fine with the wait - good god - you have the patience of a rock! I've seen you in action with your Grade 4 class!

    Hang in there, only positive thoughts...


  9. Hi Lori,

    I wish I had words to comfort you...but please know that you are in my prayers all the time! Don't worry about work! The kids are fine, teachers can be hired, terms extended...think only of your family.

    Take Care,