Trying To Plan…

In this family, we are planners. We plan everything…we even have monthly planning nights! We plan out our vacations for the year in January…we know what to expect way in advance. I know, it sounds a little (or a lot) type A, but we like it…

Knowing what to expect makes me happy, and helps me feel in control. And it lets me plan.
I can plan for travel… I can make reservations, make packing lists, research restaurants… because I know what is going on, and I am in control of it.

Not knowing drives me a little crazy… it makes me feel out of control, and unable to focus.

Right now, we have plans. Only tentative plans… I can’t make airline reservations, or even packing lists…

Because right now we are waiting on our official letter of approval from China. Once we have that, I will have a general idea of when we will be there, and therefore, a general idea of the season, and what we should pack and plan for.

I am hoping our LOA (letter of acceptance) will be here any day…I had hoped it would be here already.
But it’s not here yet…
And for now we are just in the terrible, no-good, waiting place…

And I am ready to be out of that place! Here’s hoping that next week brings us good news in the form of an LOA from China… we are more than ready!


  1. Musings from Kim K. on January 10, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Planning for our international adoption was a TEST in patience. I literally drove myself crazy because I was at the mercy of someone else and couldn't plan. I can't wait to follow your journey back. Hugs.

  2. Robin on January 11, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Fingers crossed for a swift LOA.

  3. Paula on January 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    I check in daily hoping you've received good news! Fingers crossed it will be here soon! It certainly is a test of patience, isn't it?

  4. dawn on January 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Adoption is not for the OCD challenged for sure. Hope you get good news soon.

  5. jessica on January 13, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Right there with you! Here's hoping for some LOAs this week!

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