Monday, May 07, 2007

LID 17 MONTHS TODAY!


First off THANK YOU to everybody who offered me their opinions and feelings on my move or not move dilemma. The general consensus seems to be for me to try out my current living situation first and then go from there. I think that is what I will do unless a better or unable to pass up wonderful opportunity presents itself. I really appreciated all of your thoughts though.

Now on to today's milestone. It is just crazy to me that it has now been 17 months since my paperwork was logged in with the CCAA. Whats even crazier is that the lucky folks that just received their referrals had been logged in for 18 months. That makes it sound like I am so close but we all know that is not the case. I am figuring on at least a 4 more month wait for Abby's referral :(

Another thing that is crazy to me is how the time is passing. It is so hard to explain what I mean. To me it seems like it was just yesterday that I was posting for my 16 month LID anniversary and now I'm up to 17 months. This past month went by lickity split but it seems like the waiting for this month to end and see what happens next is taking forever already. By the same token though each day seems to be passing quickly? Just a crazy and unexplainable feeling of time moving both fast while dragging slowly at the same time. I wish I could explain it :)

My picture I posted is how I have been counting up my LID months accrued. Each month I add a ladybug. (I get them from Hallmark) (Ignore the dust on my table) Presiding over my ladybugs is a lucky Buddha that my Mom gave me last year. And of course you can't miss my lucky bamboo plant :)

20 comments:

Stacy said...

Congratulations on 17 months down! That is amazing.

I like your ladybug counter. That is a clever idea!

C.J. said...

Congrats on 17 behid. I love the bugs...and I'm running low on ducks!

Ahhh...should have known I'd be one that would move and remodel...probably twice before referral if given the opportunity. I, however, realize I am nuts like that ;0)

Abby from Massachusetts said...

Congrats! I understand completely on the time thing...I still can't believe that I'm finally graduating from college next Saturday (after 5 years full-time)!!

Here's to hoping the rest of your months pass by & Abby's picture is in your hands soon!

Doris & Dan said...

Happy 17 Month LID-iversary!

Love your ladybug counting system.

Keep smilin!

Lisa and Tate said...

Happy 17th months!!! We are exactly three months apart in LID!!! You are getting so much closer!!

Lisa

Shannon S said...

Ladybug math manipulatives! Love 'em! I'm focusing on less than 2 years. You should be a shoo in for that, right?! =) "Happy" 17!

Made in China said...

Happy 17th LIDaversary! Wishing you not too many more!

adele and dan said...

Here's to faster days to Abbey and slower after you meet her:)
You have more behind you than ahead of you...it will be here before you know it!

Krista said...

Happy 17!

And you don't have to explain the time thing... we get it. And it doesn't make sense to me either.

kris said...

WOW!! Congrats on all those months behind you. Weird how time is "tricky" that way, huh? Like your ladybug lineup. Cool idea!

Joannah said...

Wow! Seventeen months? Yikes! I hope you will see Abby's face this summer. :-)

Melissa said...

Congrats on reaching 17 months, let's hope you don't need too many more ladybugs!

LIZ said...

Congrats on 17 month LID!! Love the idea of the ladybugs to count your months. I'd love to swap squares with you...I'll email you the info.

Mom-of-5 said...

Jenny-I checked out your blog having seen your comments around...Can't wait to follow your journey to Abby.
Happy Nurses week-from a fellow RN !

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

Happy 17th LID!
Oh I seen somewhere today that it is nurses week, so happy nurses week also.

Anonymous said...

Love the ladybug counting table...just like my Advent calendar! It is so important to mark the time...not just to help our sanity, but to honor the wait, recognize the accomplishment of making it sanely through another month and recognize how it will someday make us strong and PATIENT parents!

Hang in there...Carrie

Colleen said...

17 months!! BIG STUFF that is. We got Hannah's referral in 18... I am PRAYING that they get thru November quick for all of you.

Shannon said...

I know exactly what you mean when you talk about time. It is hard to explain, but I'm right there with you. In some ways I've been waiting FOREVER for this baby. In other ways I'm like, holy cow! It's the middle of May already! It's a strange thing, time. But here's hoping that it keeps going by licketly split for you and me!

Donna said...

Yeah, it's so weird how time can simultaneously drag and fly by. Wait until you get Abby, though...then the time will race by so fast, your head spins!

Ann said...

Congrats on 17 months. That is a monumental amount of time. You are getting so close. What are they predicting now.