Waiting For Ava

“But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day.” Habakkuk 2:3

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Price Of Flights

We have been looking at the price of flights to Beijing since the CCAA has started the month of March 2006. It is amazing how much the cost of a flight to Beijing changes. One day I checked with Air Canada and the cost of a flight to Beijing one way was $809. Terri checked the very next day and the cost was $409. We both put in the month of May as a projected month that we may be travelling. We have checked further into the year and the cost goes up even more. For a flight in June the cost is approximately $1100 one way. I travelled for my employer a few years ago and we were only flying from Toronto to Ohio and our employers cost per ticket was at least three times the cost of a normal traveller going to the same destination. It makes me wonder if we should be booking our tickets through Children's Bridge or just book our own flights. From experience it seems that if a business uses their name when booking flights the cost seems to be more. I guess we will cross that bridge when we get to it. I know, I know it is probably a little early to be worrying about looking at flight costs. I can't help myself. I am the type of person who prefers to know these things ahead of time.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Matching Has Begun

The rumour is that the matching has begun once again in China. How much closer are we going to get? Is it bad to want the CCAA to do a big batch this time? Is it wrong to just want our turn to come? Sooner rather than later. Our little girl is always on my mind. I can't believe that she will be here with us by this summer. I can't wait to be able to take her outside and play in the backyard. I can't wait to take her to the park for the first time. I can't wait to push her on a swing for the first time. I can't wait to read her bedtime stories. I can't wait to see her with Terri. I find myself often wondering what it will be like when she is placed in Terri's arms for the first time. I will try not to cry but I know I will. I can't wait to hear Terri sing lullabies to her. Is it wrong to have this much love in your heart for a little girl that you have never met? I believe that Ava is a gift. A gift from China and a gift from God.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Lesson Learned.

I listed our blog on RQ and asked others that were logged in March '06 to do the same.  I figured it would be nice to see if others were as anxious, excited, nervous etc. as we were and that we would be able to share our referrals with each other as they arrive.
I realize that this opens up a forum to comment on recent or past posts and I am fine with that.
What never occurred to me was that some people do not agree with choices other people make and feel the need to post hurtful comments.
I  think everyone has a right to their opinion but somethings are better left to yourself.
So now,  I moderate my comments.  Lesson learned.

Oh, and if you do have a differing opinion and feel the need to share don't do it anonymously.  Maybe we can have a discussion :oD

Thursday, January 08, 2009

A Funny Story

I thought that I would put this little story on our blog because I thought our family and friends would find it amusing. I am working midnights this week at work and when I come home in the mornings I turn off the ringers on all the phones so that I can get a good sleep. Two days ago I wake up and come down stairs and check the phone to see if anyone had called. I noticed that we had had a long distance phone call during the day. There was no message left. I then go over to our computer to check our e-mails. I noticed that we had an e-mail from Children's Bridge. The title was Referral Booklet. My heart started racing. I couldn't believe it. I thought that we were getting our referral. I raced to open it knowing full well that Terri and I have already agreed not to open our referral without each other being there. As the e-mail started to open I started saying out loud " I can't being doing this. " " I'm not suppose to be looking at this. " My heart has never pounded so hard in my life than it did then. I scrolled down the e-mail an noticed that  there was a-lot of Mandarin symbols and a picture of a Chinese child. As soon as I saw the picture I scrolled the e-mail back up so that I couldn't see the picture. With my heart racing and my knees getting weak I finally read the caption at the top of the message saying that this was an information booklet for when we do actually get our referral. I couldn't stop laughing. I guess our referral is always on my mind. I first thought that I had missed the referral phone call then I thought that I was actually looking at our referral on the computer. If this is how I react to a non referral I hate to imagine how I am going to be when we actually do get our referral.     
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