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Friday, June 19, 2009

My Heart Is Breaking

Tonight I did something I should not have done.

I did the math.

I looked at the timelines of four families who have brought their children home in the past couple of months, specifically evaluating how long it took them from their IBESR exit to homecoming.

No one did it in less than 12 months - at least one entire year.

I am crying, tears are spilling down my face as I realize what this implies for us and our boys who have already spent almost an entire year waiting inside IBESR and have yet to be released.

I don't have words ...

7 comments:

Heather Marie said...

Praying for a miracle for your boys and for peace that passes all understanding for you and Pedro.

Anonymous said...

One thing to remember is that the process is a moving target. What is true today is necessarily true for tomorrow. Things could speed up at any moment.

The four families you looked at, are they through the same Orphanage you are using? That makes a difference.

Don't lose hope!

Erin

Anonymous said...

http://kobeloudince.blogspot.com/

They were 6-7 months from IBESR to home:)

Erin

Kathy C. said...

It is tough, tough, tough but at least if you know in advance, you'll be prepared. I thought it would be about one year exact from ibesr to home but I'm 13 mo out and still in second legal so for me it will be closer to two years out of ibesr or, three total. We are 47, married 20 years, 2 birth children and three adopted. I"m also at the long end of each step and others have done it more quickly.

Cathy said...

Steph, I am praying for you to feel God's peace in the whole situation and for you to not lose heart. Remember God knows what is going on and the boy's and you are not without his plan A.
Cathy

Melissa said...

Praying that you can keep your eyes on Him. And that His love and grace will sustain you.
Love and hugs

Katy said...

I feel your pain....it has been hitting me lately HARD that even after I am released, it could still be a long time. I can't even wrap my mind around waiting a year longer or more, I really can't. But I am resting in the knowledge that God alone has it all planned out. I cannot understand His timing, but I am still praying for miracles of the process speeding up for all of us. I am still waiting and praying with you. HUGS