Jen took 8 more glass stones out of her jar at work leaving just 9 more stones to go. That jar is starting to look pretty empty. We really can't believe that we are so close to getting our referral. We are still thinking it is pretty unlikely that we will get our referral in March but the possibility does exist. Most likely we are looking at an April referral. We are now able to do some more adoption related tasks that we have been holding off on like talking to our employers about time off and interviewing pediatricians.
We also celebrated 25 months since our Log In Date on Tuesday. It's not really much of a celebration, I just sent an email to Jen when I realized that it was the 5th of the month.
I am sure most people have seen the news about the storms in China. With all of the excitement about the big batch of referrals I hadn't really been paying that much attention until very recently. For those who are unaware, China is currently being battered by extremely cold weather and snow in some of the warmer regions that normally do not see cold weather. This is the worst weather the region has seen in over 50 years so they are not equipped to deal with it. Unfortunatly some of the orphanages are without power and heat. Others have sick babies, are runnning out of supplies, and have had equipment break down. With our impending adoption getting closer it dawned on us that Grace is probably in one of those orphanages. Kind of a helpless feeling but fortunatly there are some great charitable organizations over in China that accept donations and are doing what they can to help. One of these organizations is called Half the Sky. Hopefully our donations get to China and help the babies out.