So, it's the last day of 2006, and a new year starts at midnight. I'm not typically the type of person to make new year's resolutions, or to get nostalgic over the passing of time, but I can't help but look forward to this coming year with some hope & excitement!
Sometime during this coming year, assuming all goes as planned, we'll be completing our family with a son. This the first time I've ever said that our family will be "complete" when we get our son from China. In the past, I've always thought that "4" is a nice even number of kids to have, and I've dreamt about adopting again in the future when we finally get through our current adoption. But, at this point, I just don't think I have it in me. We've been at this for just about 2 years, and, if we were not adopting from the WCP, we'd probably have almost as long to wait before bringing home our baby. Since we are with the WCP, its almost certain that we'll get him this year (like I'm ready NOW!!!), so I consider us very lucky.
And then there is all the hubbabaloo about the changing IA regulations in China. I believe that we'd be fortunate enough to still qualify for a 4th child, but I wonder if the process is not going to become more difficult in the future. Some people are pointing to the "on-line" system for Waiting Children that is supposed to open to all countries in February as evidence that the procedures for this program will become quicker. I guess that will be a wait-and-see kind of thing.
Anyways, I'm probably getting ahead of myself, as usual. We'll wait and see how the next year goes and then I'll have to decide if we're supposed to have another child! Oh ya, my husband gets some input, too ;)!
I wish everyone a happy and healthy 2007, filled with big & small blessings!