As you can tell by this picture, you won't need a calculator to count the number of day's included in this month's referral batch. But that being said, I am still super excited for a couple of reasons that even 2 little glass beads are moving from the left jar to the right.
First, as I know you are well aware, today begins an exciting time when China welcomes the world to the 2008 Beijing Olympics! I'm a huge fan of the Olympics and look forward to 2 weeks of wonderful entertainment by the world's best athletes! Go CANADA!!
It was not that many months ago that rumours abounded about how the Olympics might affect the CCAA and referrals. A year ago there were rumours that they could be closed for up to 4 months around the Olympics. The fact that referrals were mailed yesterday, the day before the opening ceremonies is reason to celebrate in my books! This batch may 'only' cover 2 days but the reality is that is covers 2 days! Yes friends....2 days closer to Hannah and celebrating!!!
For myself this means that there are now 55 days of referrals before they get to my Log In Date of March 23, 2006. I'm still guesstimating a Mother's Day referral next hear and travelling to China in July! That's only 9 months away friends!! Could it be that I'm finally 'pregnant???' lol!
Secondly, I'm excited to be celebrating with friends Alyson and Ford as they will be receiving their referral for their daughter Alyzabeth An early next week!! After 30 long months of waiting it is their turn!! CONGRATULATIONS friends!! The other neat thing about Alyson and Ford's referral is that they will be able to introduce me to their daughter (at least by picture) next week when we have the opportunity to meet in person. I'm sure I'll be able to tell who they are at our meeting place purely by the glow coming from their location in the room!
Choosing to celebrate these 2 days of referrals as it means many people around the world will receive their referral of their precious children and it also brings me 2 days closer to Hannah. That works!!
One other thing that this referral batch does is that it now brings us up to the dates that covered Chinese New Year 2006. As far as we can tell, little or no files were logged in between January 28 to February 5, 2006. I would like to think that next month will jump us well into the beginning of February LID's but if there is anything I've learned in my journey to Hannah is to expect the unexpected! Only time will tell.
Congratulations Alyson and Ford and to all those others who will be seeing their sweet baby's face SOON!