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.