Saturday, October 25, 2008

3 years, 8 months, 17 days

It has been 3 years, 8 months, and 17 days since my dad took the above picture of a little girl at an orphanage in February 2005. She was among a group of toddlers eating her lunch in the hallway. She was only two and a half. She must have noticed the group of strange looking foreigners come in with boxes of fruit and cameras around their necks.

It has been 1 year, 10 months, 15 days since that two and a half year old, at this point four and a half, saw this strange foreigner again, this time he was back with his family and they were there to adopt her friend. It was December 2006.
She watched silently as her friend was swarmed with attention. She knew her friend now had a family. What she didn't know was that she was noticed too...

We have looked at Chayah's picture for a very long time now. We have loved her and prayed for her, even when we had no idea she would become our daughter and sister. It's beginning to seem like an eternity and in fact, I guess it really is. We have "known" this little girl for 3, almost 4 years! We have "known" her as our daughter and sister for over 10 months...
This referral picture was taken when she was 4 years old, she is now 6.

It has been 10 months, 5 days since we sent out our LOI
310 days.
114 days since we were LID.
We are hopeful to hear of our LOA soon, please pray with us that it will be there on Monday.
Day 116.
We have waited a long time...holding her picture,
and she has too...
3 years, 8 months, 17 days... thats:
1355 days
193 weeks
32,520 hours
1,951,200 minutes
117,072,000 seconds
MUCH too long. We need our little girl! And our little girl needs her family!

1 comment:

mom to many said...

I am praying you get your LOA soon!!