Saturday, May 23, 2009

6 Days of Referrals Sent....ONLY NINE Remain!!!

This week CCAA sent out 6 days worth of referrals (March 9-14, 2006) which means there are only 9...count 'em...NINE days of files to be covered before I'll see Hannah's face for the very first time!!! Can you believe it?!!

This keeps me on track for a July referral with travel in September. A friend from work will be travelling with my parents and I when we meet Hannah and I asked Norma how she felt about celebrating her birthday atop the Great Wall of China!! She thought that sounded just fine! (Sorry John, I might be borrowing your wife for one birthday...thanks for all your support in her coming with me to meet Hannah!)

Take a look at the jars! The glass beads are flying out of there now and there are not enough to even have them touching one another. Can I get a Woo Hoo???

It's hard to anticipate when the next batch of referrals will be received because of this month's delay due to the flu. We had heard rumour late in April that the referrals would reach the 14th so it is quite possible (but not definite) that what was received this week was early May's files and that CCAA is already well on their way to preparing the next batch. Regardless, I'm holding on to July and my tummy is flippy floppy with excitement!!

Hannah's referral pictures have been taken and are getting ready to head to Beijing. Heh...my pictures were taken almost 4 years ago. I'm guessing she'll wonder who this old gal is who is picking her up! ;o)

Hold on Hannah....Mommy will be there soon. Praying for you daily baby girl. I love you more than I can say!! Love, Mommy xoxo

38 comments:

  1. This is so exciting!!!!! Come On next batch of referrals!!!!!

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  2. Catherine, I'm right there with you, my LID is 3/22, the excitement is definitely building. It's about time!!!
    Hope to meet you in China!!
    Best Wishes,
    Sue
    www.ourjourneyofhope.blogspot.com

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  3. It is VERY exciting to see you SO close!!!

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  4. Hannah is coming soon!!

    SOOOOO excited for you!

    WHOO HOO!!

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  5. Oh my, the end really is in sight now!!!

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  6. it is so nice to see those glass beads and only see NINE!!! you are almost there Catherine. so happy for you.

    you are sooooooooooooooo CLOSE!

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  7. Like my rambling message said...you were right! And I am happy to be wrong in this case.

    9 left! WOW...14 for us and my heart is open today and letting hope in.

    Keep smilin!

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  8. Yippppeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. You're in single digits baby, woohoo!! Getting so close, I'm so excited for you.

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  10. This post gave me goosebumps!!! Sooooooooo excited for you my friend!!!! Can't wait to celebrate with you!!!! ((((HUGS)))

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  11. Single digits! you are so close now. Yeah!

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  12. this is awesome, been following your blog for a while..we have some friends in common Don and Be

    My friend, your wait is almost over.wow!

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  13. this is awesome, been following your blog for a while..we have some friends in common Don and Be

    My friend, your wait is almost over.wow!

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  14. Only single digits left now! Oh my gosh - you are so close! Yippee!!!

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  15. I just can't believe it... things are soooo going to speed up.. if we get really lucky they might send out more...YEA>.
    come on 9 days..
    Have a great weekend..
    Hugs..

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  16. So happy for single digits!!! Cannot wait for your turn... Hoping more referrals quickly so you can travel fast... Linda

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  17. Woooooo-hooooooooooooooooooooo!

    Snick
    dd Sunshine 8, Viet Nam
    dd Brilliance almost 3, China

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  18. Nine days left -- whoooohoooo!!! That's so few pebbles left that I think we should name them! Heehee. How about Sydney, Joe, Julia, John, Sarah, Elizabeth, Nicolos, Alex, Lucy, and Ben. Heehee. Can't wait to see who gets transferred over to the other jar next.

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  19. I'm loving that emptying jar! Only nine beads left! I am so excited for you... I can barely contain myself. I can't imagine how excited you are. I CAN NOT WAIT until YOU get to share your referral pictures at a waiting mommies dinner! I will definitely be there for that one. Praying that more referrals come in June.
    j

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  20. I was so excited to see the 6 days too. Can't wait to see the little ladybugs hop over the glass and get you closer to Hannah.

    Lisa

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  21. Wow! I just about fell over when I read your Blog!!! I am getting sooooooo excited for you. I just know you will travel soon enough and be the happiest Mama in the world! 9 Beads...only nine. Next month you will be able to count on one hand...or less ;0)

    Love,

    Sharyn and LiLi

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  22. So close. This will be the happiest summer you will ever have. I can only hope that the next batch arrives on the "normal' time frame. Please CCAA, please.

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  23. All we can hope for now is that work has been going on as usual on CCAA during this three weeks of "Flu hysteria" and that a new referral will arrive in the beginning of June!
    Soon we will be in China :)

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  24. Oh you are getting so close!!! I hope you make the next batch!! Waiting and watching!!

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  25. Can't wait! I'm so excited for you!

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  26. Your time is almost here...hold on for the ride of your life! :0)

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  27. This is so exciting. Hannah is coming....very soon!

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  28. Counting down with you ...... then we'll be following another journey. Catherine's Journey WITH Hannah!
    Blessings to you,
    Don, Be & Joanna Mei

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  29. It will be here before you know it!!!!

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  30. Catherine,
    I have been following your blog for quite some time and I am so excited for you! Our little China Doll has been with her parents now for over 2 years and I feel just as excited every time one of the blogs I follow are ready to take the long trip to finally receive their little blessing! Praying for you and Hannah.
    A Proud Grandma of a beautiful little China Doll

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  31. this is just MIND blowing catherine... seriously... surreal to me after following your blog for YEARS!!!! oh i am SO ready to see your HANNAH!! (and i KNOW you are!!)...

    so close now!!

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  32. You are the FIRST person I thought of when I heard of this relatively "large" group of referrals go out this month! I just can't wait...I can only imagine how YOU are feeling!

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  33. I can't believe how close you are! Finally... your time is coming.

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  34. I love looking at those 9 little bitty beads that remain! September in China? Yep! We did that --- TWICE! I celebrated two birthdays there and they're my best two birthdays ever!

    I'm very excited for you and all my other March 06 LID friends who are meeting their children already or will be meeting them really soon!

    Donna
    Our blog: Double Happiness!

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  35. i got goose bumps reading that heading!

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  36. Been following your story through M3s blog for quite a while now. That jar has gotten so empty! Won't be long now!

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