Tuesday, June 24, 2008

can't sleep

I can't sleep. It's 2:26pm in Taiwan. I wonder what she's doing right now... and can't get those lovely eyes, double chin, and fuzzy head out of my mind. Is she playing? Sleeping? Eating? Getting her diaper changed?

Our last pictures are from April 15th. She's most likely grown and changed so much since then, and we're missing it.


  1. We know EXACTLY how you feel! Thankfully, they take amazing care of the little ones in Taiwan, so at least you know that precious Hannah Claire is getting incredible care. We can't wait to see new pics!

  2. Oh Sarah, I can't even imagine what you are going through. That must be one of the most difficult things ever to not be able to be with your child. I'm praying everything moves quickly!


  3. Your blog has been kinda quiet lately. Now I know you've been busy daydreaming (and night dreaming) about your little one!

    I don't know what she is doing...but I know what God is doing. He is preparing her heart for her forever family and He is preparing your hearts for her. He knows the exact moment you will hold her in your arms. Now, if He would just fill in the rest of us!


  4. I'm still dying to see her and can't wait for the good news that your documents are off and you're logged into court. Praying along with you that she would supernaturally know that her Mommy and Daddy are across the sea waiting for her with loads of love.

  5. I so feel your pain... and anticipation. This is the part that we all need to stick together for, more than anything. I can say, though, that I know for sure they are taking amazing care of your sweet girl.


  6. I vividly remember your pain!! It was so hard just waiting for a referral, but now once you have one, you have a name, a face to worry about and wait for and think about all the milestones you are missing. It is painful. I can say though, that there will be so many milestones you will get to experience with her and the second you hold her, all time slips away, but that doesn't really help right now, does it! Praying for a quick confirmation and a court date!!!

  7. I know how you feel! The feeling of the wait really changes after you get your referral. Hoping for a speedy process for you guys.

  8. Oh Sarah... this is the hardest part. I wish I could just fast foward your timeline for you. I remember praying for the seasons to come and go as I waited for Kobi and I'll do the same for you. So come on fall, bring on the winter... LOL! Stay as busy as you can and if you reach total melt down mode then give me a call. You know I've been there:) I'll totally take a spur of the moment Taiwan trip with ya. Hehehe!

    *Not Joking... Woo Hoo Road trip!*

  9. I so vividly remember these feelings exactly!! I lost so much sleeping during those months that we waited. Isn't it wonderful to be able to picture her sweet face and say prayers for her as you lie awake waiting!!!!

  10. Soon you will be getting video and more pictures, and you are NOT missing it. You know where she is , you know she is being taken care of, and you know she is yours! 3 months ago, you were missing it. Stay on the phone and keep "THEM" moving, so you can get that baby home.
    She will be here before you know it.

    Luv U,

  11. It is tough. The first update pictures we rec'd we weren't even sure it was the same child. We looked at the pictures then pulled out her older pictures and yup it was her. But I feel your heart, you want to see those changes. And if we all could ever see a dern picture we could oooooh and awww over her with you. Come on orphanage approval!!

  12. Like everyone above said, that wait between referral and... "pre-court,first hearing, hearing, any information at all please" stage is not easy. Hang in there! It's a good time to get out of the house and do something else to keep yourself busy.


  13. Maybe she is dreaming sweet dreams of the mommy who will be coming for her soon. Who's to say it's not possible? With God all things are.



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