I just wanted to throw something out there because I just can’t get it off my mind.
Our adoption continues to be a long, difficult journey. I have this (probably completely unsubstantiated) hang-up that after all this time, people are beginning to think this was all one big joke. That we aren’t really adopting a child. As difficult as it is for us, I totally recognize that it must be hard for all of our friends and family to continue to be supportive after all of this time and drama. Because if I were you, I would grow skeptical after the 100th time of asking about our adoption only to get the response of “no news. again.”
With a pregnancy, there is a promised nine month time frame and a belly to show for the progress. After a year and a half, all we have to show is an ever-expanding file folder stuffed full with documents and receipts. With timelines and details perpetually unpredictable, it must be so hard connect with the reality that, Lord willing, we will bring home a child. Heck, even I doubt that more often than I should admit.
The exhilaration of the adoption news breaking, paper-chasing, and crazy fundraising is gone. Reality of The Long Wait has set in. And what a wild and crazy reality it continues to be. But despite all of this, I wanted to throw out a huge thank you to you guys. Thank you for hanging in there with us. For supporting us during this wait. For asking about how our adoption is going. How we are doing. Even if tears well up in my eyes when you ask and I have no answers to offer, knowing that you haven’t given up on our sweet Rwandan baby (and on us for that matter) means the world to us.