We've hit the two-month mark...we're getting really close!!
First of all, let me just say that I hope everyone had a very nice, relaxing (or wild and crazy and fun) Christmas, depending on your definition of "nice." Ours was very pleasant, despite a few setbacks involving major flight delays and my grandmother's health. Everything was fine though, and though it was a relatively short trip, it was nice seeing family and meeting up with friends we hadn't seen in a long time. It's true that it was quite cold and dark, especially in Iceland where there is about four or five hours of daylight, but the atmosphere was very cozy and holiday-oriented. I treasure being able to experience Christmas in two very different cultures, and I think it's very important that people become- and stay- connected to their heritages. I sincerely hope that LG will be involved in his adopted American and Norwegian cultures, like I am, as well as stay in touch with his Ethiopian background.
Speaking of LG, we have now reached the two-month mark for waiting for his referral. I'm beginning to get very excited...there were a BARRAGE of referrals at my agency leading up to Christmas (there were 15 referrals on the CHSFS forum in two or three days- seriously) making us next in line for a child in the age and gender categories we requested. To put when exactly I think we'll get The Call in a time bracket, I'd be surprised if we didn't receive our referral by the beginning of February. Here's to a very merry and exciting 2007!