Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hello, Still Here

Hello, (Oh, did you hear that echo?)

I know it has been almost 3 full months since I last posted, but I'm still here. (Oops, let me get the dust off of this blog... cough, cough, okay that's better.)

Yes, here!

As in .. not there!

As in I'm still waiting!

Truthfully the waiting has been excruciatingly difficult. My file left Canada in late June of last year. And after it left Canada I never received another update as to where in the wilds of the world my dossier was residing. And as I naturally go about my life, I PANICKED. Was it lost, was it wrong, didn't they like me.

I know that this is really an impersonal process, which we attempt to make personal through our home study, letters of reference, and photos. But as I wait I can help falling into the negative mind trap that some how I'm not hearing because I'm not good enough. How silly is that!

Anyway, last Friday I received the email I'd been long waiting for. My file is in a known space. My file is registered in Uralsk!

Now I'm in that final stage of waiting. The waiting to get my LOI. I understand that a lot of people are also waiting to hear from Uralsk, and yet no LOI's have been issued so far this year. Now I finally feel like I can beginning getting ready for the LOI as I know where I'm going. I know I'll be in Uralsk for roughly 3 months, so I preparing DVD's for watching and yarn for knitting. I'm thinking about clothes to get me through 2 seasons. And getting this all packed in as light a suitcase as possible.

Knowing something is such a good feeling.

Knowing everything (like when I'll travel) would be even better.


Diane said...

Yeahhhhhh!!!! Finally a blog update as for clothing suggestions I'd go with layers....t-shirts with sweaters as I hear it's HOT in the babyhouses in the winter, that should get you through 2 sets of seasons!!

I agree it's better knowing where your file is for sure.....and the next wait begins.

qmiller said...

Congratulations! How fun to be able to start some new mental preparations! On to Kaz!

Stacey and Dave said...

Congratulations on getting a region. We adopted our son from Uralsk in Feb - April 2008. If you have any questions about our experience, feel free to email me at


Christel, Jerry, Alex and Anthony said...

Yay! Uralsk! we went there twice! Can't wait to see the end of the wait for you! i will be keeping up! Congratulations!!