One year ago today, we were officially placed on the ICAB of the Philippines list of approved families for adoption. We have now been waiting for our referral for 1 year. After talking with our agency a couple of weeks ago, I had high hopes of receiving our referral sometime this month. Even though the month is coming to an end with the Christmas holiday right around the corner, I am still staying optimistic and hoping that they maybe will squeeze in our referral before the holidays. There is still time. God is really teaching me about patience. Patience, patience, patience. Good things come to those who wait. :)
Two families that we have met (one through Holt and one through blogging) are traveling this weekend to Manila to meet and bring home their sons. They are even staying at the same hotel. You can visit the Nalagan family and the Ribar family through their blogs and wish them safe travel.
Tonight was the Parent as Teachers Christmas Activity Night and we went specifically to see the big guy in the red suit. Even Addy sat on Santa's lap, but not until after Jaidyn did and she knew it was a safe situation. Santa was super nice, but was wasn't as round and chubby as the books that we have been reading all month have led us to believe. We are definitely going to have to set out some cookies and milk, up his calorie intake and fatten up ol' Santa.