Thursday, January 14, 2010

What's in a number...

We are NUMBER 17...WOW, who knew that one simple number could bring about so many questions, reflections, "what if" scenarios, rationalizations, feelings, etc...

How many people have the same DTE as us? I know of at least six, all ranging from 17 to 22 on the list. Technically, we should all really be listed at 17. Right?

Do we minus the girl only requests? or the older children requests? or the young infant requests? Does it really matter? Our referral will come no faster or slower knowing this information. Will we wait one month, two, three, four, etc...?

Ironically though, being number 17 seems really significant. I think I will make 17 my new favorite number :)

25 comments:

Sarah said...

Number 17 is AMAZING! You are soooooo close.

Cheering for you from waaaay down at the bottom of the list.

:)
Sarah

K_I_T_ said...

Number 17 isn't that bad at all!!! Hope it comes fast.
I think it's a great concept of knowing where you fall on the list. Our agency didn't give us that as a referance. Sure you don't know exactly when your time will come with the number, but gives you a ball park number.
Congrats!

elsie hiebert said...

#17 is great. That could be in the next few months. We are #87 which is good since I was expecting about 120.

lyndsey&kevin said...

17 sounds pretty good !! I hope it is a FAST 17!!

L

PAHED said...

ahhh! whoohoo! and #19 on the single list just got a referral-it's coming! i can't wait to hear your good news! t will really happen!
darci (#15 on the sibs list..yay!)

darci said...

sorry ...i just looked back and PAHED is me..darci at not-the-end. :) I was a little too excited to check my account!

emily and mike said...

This is amazing! Wow, that must feel so crazy to be so close.

Can't wait to one day read your referral post... makes me teary just thinking about it : )

Our baby Zambia said...

you're right. manipulating the list (which is something I do almost every second of every day) to cross off the boy only or older child only will not bring the referral faster. What a great insight. Thanks.

17!!!!!!!!!!!! wow, great number!
Andrea #99

RDC said...

That is awesome. I found out I am #47. guess thats my new fav #. again congrats!

RDC
Ethiopia LID Aug 26/08

China referral - Feb 2007
LID - Sept 2005

Chad, Laura and Sara said...

Hi RDC, would love to follow along with you too, if you don't mind. my email is lcmorrison@shaw.ca

Laura

Lavonne said...

yipee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Mannings said...

17!!! yippee for you!! It will be here before you know it!!!

Natalie and Chris said...

Yay to 17, (sorry no cute rhyme), 17 is so close, I can't even imagine how you must be feeling. We have had such a rough road to get here and I can't wait for this number to go down...oh wait it has 2 referrals today = number 15 now...keep those referrals coming. Can't wait for your day. Nat:)

Sharla said...

Number 17 and moving on up!!! I knew for sure that you would be in within the top 20...can't wait to count down with you!

Ashleigh, Ben, Noah and Tait said...

Hang in there. 17 sounds like it has a nice ring to it :)

Janice said...

Hi Laura,

The number feels more significant than it probably really is for those of us with June referrals. I know what you mean about sharing a DTE with other families and thinking that we are really all at the same spot on the list despite receiving different numbers. It's kind of funny.

Two more referrals today (#19 and #5) I'm very excited for every referral, it just brings us all closer.

We were given "lucky 7" but there are three families with the same DTE as us and now with this latest family getting an infant referral today, I see it as three families sharing the #5 spot now but I know it doesn't really matter.

My son was home from school today with a cold and I was glued to the computer. I hope he can go to school tomorrow so I can get out and keep busy away from the yahoo site. Ha!

Alysia and Derrick said...

You're getting so close!! Congrats on getting your number, and we'll look for good news coming in soon!

The Carmodys said...

Congrats on getting the number - 17 is a good one! :) When I clicked on your blog, you had 17 comments too . . . hmmmm . . .

Hang in there - can't be much longer now!

k

Jenny said...

EEEEK!!!!! I love 17 too. I can't wait to hear the news, seriously already!!!! Woot for seventeen!!!

Ramona said...

I love to see that things are moving again for you. And that you have a number on a list to show you that you are getting to your son. I'd love to read about some happy news on here to make my waiting days happier...
Ramona

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

Things seem to be going really well for you now. I'm so glad that the whole bankruptcy didn't mess everything up. You're so close!

Sarah Rodgerson said...

17 seems like a great number to me!!

The Hattons... said...

That's an amazing number. I've been reading much higher numbers on other blogs so it's refreshing to see your low number.

Congratulations. I hope that you don't have to wait too long.

Rana and Yvan said...

I like the sounds of lucky #17!!!!!

Stephanie said...

#17 that is great!! Won't be long...can't wait to see your happy post!

Steph :-)