Saturday, November 22, 2014

1,000 days

Today is National Adoption Day. November is Orphan Awareness Month.

It all seems fitting, since this is the month that we hit the 1,000 day mark. November 6th marked 1,000 days since we announced we were adopting. 1,000 days of pursuing our daughter. 1,000 days of working, fighting, and waiting. 1,000 days of wishing she was home. And sadly - we still aren't even matched with a child.

I never wanted to 'celebrate' a day like this. I never dreamed when we began our adoption that we would have to wait this long! I have so many thoughts and feelings in my head and heart right now. Spending time in Thailand this month - and knowing our daughter is likely alive (and was probably very nearby) only made this benchmark even more poignant.

It's hard to find the words to say all I'm thinking or feeling. Luckily, Jen Hatmaker said them perfectly. (And Jandie Waggoner, a fellow Thailand adoptive momma put those words into this beautiful print!)

We WILL get you home baby girl. I don't care if it takes 1,000 more days or 10,000 more days - we will never stop working and fighting and waiting to bring you home. On National Adoption Day and Christmas Day and just a normal Tuesday - we will still be working and fighting and waiting for you.


  1. you have an army of us standing & believing with you two. thank you for being so brave & vulnerable with your love for & pursuit of your baby kate!

  2. We are all praying with you!!! Thank you for for continuing to fight!

  3. I have that print hanging on our (someday) daughter's door as a reminder to not get discouraged and to continue the pursuit. It's a daily reminder, but what a rough journey. Praying some good news will come your way soon.

  4. Thanks for posting this. We are just about to submit our dossier to the Philippines. Jen Hatmaker perfectly captures what I was longing to explain to my husband as we've hit snags in our year of home study and dossier documents. Praying for you during your continued season of waiting.