Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Celebrating 30 Months Closer to Hannah!!

Wow!! 30 months! 2 1/2 years!! I can honestly say that if you'd told me when I started Hannah's adoption that my file would wait in China for 30 months I would probably have laughed right out loud! But it has, and that's ok.

Why? Because God has one child and only one who will be my daughter. Hannah. He knows her by name and every little detail about her. He knows her smile. Her eyes. Every crease in her tiny fingers. Every beautiful raven black hair on her tiny little head. He is using this time to prepare me to be her mother and to prepare her to be my daughter. It's not just any child in China that I'm praying for and waiting for but, the one and only child that God has already chosen to be my daughter and in His time, He will bring us together.

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

Psalm 139: 13 - 16

I cannot tell you the number of times today that my heartbeat has raced with the joy and anticipation of knowing that I am coming down the final stretch of the wait! My hands tremble and a silly grin is on my face that just won't leave!! I'm anticipating that it will still be another 9 or 10 months before Hannah is placed in my arms but when it's been 30 months since my file was logged in China and 44 months since God laid it on my heart to begin her adoption, 8 to 10 is a relatively short time!

By next summer my little girl will be in my arms!! I will know her smile as if it were my own. I will look into her beautiful almond eyes! I will see every crease in her tiny fingers as they wrap themselves tightly around mine! I will know every beautiful raven black hair on her tiny little head as I gently caress it and tenderly kiss her sleepy brow.

Today I celebrate being 1 month closer to my precious baby girl! God has an amazing plan for our lives and I can't wait to see it unfold! Thank you to all of you who are loving us through this journey; encouraging me and most of all, thank you for your prayers for Hannah and I! More than anything, they are what mean the most. Love you.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!


  1. You are such an encouragement to me and to many.

  2. I know the wait is horrendous, but God will bless you with the perfect little girl. As soon as you meet her, all those long months will fade away.

  3. Celebration right with ya my dear sweet friend!

  4. WOW - 30 months!

    I honestly didn't think you would wait this long...

  5. Such a beautiful post.

    Happy 30 months.

  6. 30 months! That sounds sooooo long. 8 - 10 months! That's right around the corner my friend! :)

    May God continue to bless you and keep His watchful eye over Hannah - keeping her healthy and safe until you can finally be together.

    Love ya.


  7. Keep up your wonderful spirit. I know this is such a hard wait. ((hugs))

  8. Happy 30 behind you! What a beautiful post for your little girl. I can't tell you how happy I will be when I see Hannah in your arms.

  9. Congrats on being that much closer.

    (has that c.d. arrived yet?)

  10. celebrating with you Catherine!

    Happy 30!

  11. You have a remarkable spirit, Catherine!

  12. Happy 30 months..What optimistic and encouraging words.....Hannah will be in your arms soon!

    Have a good week!


  13. 30 done! Your spirit is lifting me and so happy to share this with you.

    Keep smilin!

  14. One month closer!!! YAY! Congrats on another month done!

  15. Happy 30 months..
    You are almost there..
    Hugs girly..

  16. Happy 30 months Catherine...you'll have Hannah in your arms before you know it!

  17. I really wish I had your outlook. Congrats on 30 done.

  18. Yikes! Another month has gone by?!?!?!? Keep on keepin' on, girl. Hannah is on the way!

  19. Sigh. What a fantastic post! I LOVE that Psalm!!!!!

    Happy Big 3-0!!!!

  20. 30 months is a very long time. I think you will be hearing news soon. I hope it is within 6 months. I really do.

  21. The wait is so hard. I just know this means one month less! One month closer! It will be here before you know it.

  22. Catherine that was absolutely beautifully said!!! Every single thought that you just typed is exactly what is on my heart. Thank you for putting it on your blog.

    ps do you mind if I print that out?

    Love, Kristy

  23. The day REALLY is getting closer and closer Catherine!!!

    I sooooo can not wait!!!

    Happy 30th!!! :)

  24. Hip Hip Hurray! A day, a week or a month closer it ALL counts! Congratulations! To you both! Hannah is also a month closer to you too ;-)

  25. You are so special. What a great Mom you will be!
    Happy LID Anniversary!

    Mom to Alyzabeth

  26. Closer and closer every single day, my friend. :)

  27. Such beautiful words.
    Can't wait to see what date the CCAA get to next!

  28. It's truly worth the wait!!! God is always right on time... Check out my blog we just brought our son home!!!!

  29. Happy 30th Anniversary!!
    what a pretty bouquet too!

  30. My wait was half of yours...almost... and will likely be. But it felt like forever, and then like a second. It will happen. She will come. You have a great sense of peace, sort of like I did. Others are really struggling. I hope you can keep your peace and stay strong!! Prayers are with you all!!


  31. We have the same LID :)
    I have read a little bit of your web site and I can't help asking: HOW can you be so sure that you will get a girl so that you have already given her a name ??!!
    I don't know if it is unique for Sweden where I live, but lately boys have been more and more common, not only sn-children, but also in the "ordinary" line. Some months there were for example only boys to one organisation !


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