Just a couple of hours after I posted yesterday, we received an email from another AGCI case worker (ours had already left work for the Christmas holidays) with our official December 2011 waitlist number...
#19!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :) :)
Ya'll may can tell that I am just a little excited to finally, officially be in the TEENS!!!!!!!!! :)
I have pretty much been on what I like to call "adoption cloud 9" ever since we got that email! You see we had been in the 20's for FOUR (very long) months! That was the longest we had ever stayed in one "decade". I was more than ready to say good-bye to the 20's!
And I know that the timing of this adoption journey is not just about a "waitlist number"...it is about God's perfect plan! But it's still so much fun to celebrate being closer to our baby girl! And we had been praying all month that we would finally be in the TEENS for December. I am SO THANKFUL that God chose to answer our prayers with #19! :)
I don't know what it is about the TEENS, but I just knew that I would feel so much closer once we finally hit them. And I do!!! The teens really do feel different! Now, I just need to start praying that we don't hang out in the teens anywhere near as long as we did in the 20's! :)
Oh, and another great thing? Because of some recent movement in our agency, we know that we are really already "unofficially" #18! We are rejoicing and praising God that more children are being matched with their forever families...and that we are a few spots closer to Caroline Faith!!!
7 The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the LORD are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is pure,
The ordinances of the LORD are sure
and altogether righteous.