Some other wonderful news, I have seen several of my local and online friends bring home their children - by birth, by domestic adoption and international adoption from China, Taiwan and Africa - it's been so wonderful to see these families grow. Unfortunately I also have 2 good friends that had adoptions fail this year - a heart breaking experience.
The obvious sad news is that we are only 71 referral days closer to Mia than last New Year's Eve. "The wait" will reach 3 years in March. We can easily imagine it reaching 4 years by time we see our referral. Will Mia be born this year? Will she even be conceived this year? Of course we won't know these answers until a referral which we do not expect to see in 2009. Hopefully 2010? 2011!? But as I said to Mike the other day, God always had a plan for Zane to enter our lives, He has a plan for Mia and we will continue to trust (and try not to question) His plan.
For now, we celebrate the goodness of 2008 and welcome 2009. HAPPY NEW YEAR!