ONE is the loneliest number…….

May 19, 2010

Well, today marks a milestone in our adoption process. We have officially waited one month. Now, I know it seems like so much longer…..all those months spent on the paperchase, but ONE it is. One is very lonely, it is looking for a few months to stand with (you know two, three, and four). Anything to get us closer to the magic number of FIVE and SIX (which is what Gladney is estimating for our wait). Those numbers seem to be happy.

While we wait, our family has had some pretty crazy opportunities placed in front of us. We will be spending the next 12-18 months between here and Puerto Rico for Josh’s job. Sounds exciting, huh? The kids and I will join Josh when they are out of school. When we are in school, Josh will split his time between here and there. We wouldn’t have taken a vacation this year (with the 2 trip policy that cancelled any plans), so it is a HUGE blessing to have this opportunity. I hope the excitement will help the wait time fly by. I know our family will make some incredible memories, and I pray that we have our sweet girl home before the time has ended.

We (which really translates into I) are trying not to will away the time in order to get to her. Trying to remain present is hard sometimes. But, try is what I’ll do. Loving the life that I have, and dreaming of the life that will be. ONE step at a time.



  1. We were one month down yesterday too. Here’s hoping the next few months pass quickly for both of us!

  2. You can do it, you can do it! 🙂 I definitely think the extra travel to Puerto Rico will help a bit in keeping you and your mind busy…what an incredible opportunity! So excited for you guys!

  3. Hi! My mother-in-law told me that she met you in the Memphis airport! What a small world! So exciting to hear that you are adopting from Ethiopia. May the wait not be too long or hard!

  4. Hello,
    My wife and I are adopting a little girl from Ethiopia and have just finished the home study BUT my job has required me to move to PR for the next 3 years (US Coast Guard) are there any agencies or resources that you know of that can help us network? We will need a home study update, finish our dossier and then have the after adoption social worker visits. Any help is much appreciated, will be in PR July 15th!

    Scotty Cameron

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