Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Holidays: Milestones During the Wait

Ladybug. Angel. Tiger. Cat. Ghost. Halloween costumes. Halloween costumes?! Yep, Halloween costumes graced the pages of the latest PotteryBarn Kid catalog and I was ecstatic! I typically protest the early exploitation of holidays, shielding my eyes from the Christmas trees that are erected at the front door of the grocery store even before the Halloween costumes have gone on sale. But not this year. BRING IT ON!
You see, IF (and it's a big IF) the CCAA were to match through LID 11.28.05 by Labor Day, then we can project our referral to arrive shortly after Halloween. In about 9 weeks, people!! That's less than a pregnancy often as I use to get a report card...less than a semester of college classes! And if we do indeed receive a referral at that time (and this is optimistic), then 6-8 weeks later means we are traveling to China around Christmas time. Might we possibly have a baby by Christmas! What amazing timing that would be!
A baby by Christmas? A baby in a manger in Bethlehem. A baby in a plane from China. Me pondering a referral by Halloween. Mary, the Mother of God, had there been holidays, might she too have also anticipated the coming of her child around All Saints' Day?

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