A Month of Sunday's
This was an expression that was used often in my house as a child. It took me several years to understand what it meant but I did not truly get it until we experienced this wait first hand. I would gladly have waited a month of Sundays for our Little Miss but instead we are waiting a Chinese year and a half. When we started this process we thought that the wait was going to be about 18 months, boy did they get us. After a 27 month wait we are 399 log in days away from referral. The average number of days that have been referred since we have been logged in is 5.3. The average days that they have referred this year is only 3.7. I don't project out those numbers because quite frankly it is depressing and I have been depressed quite enough lately, thank you very much. I know they can choose to speed up at any time but that has no been the trend in the last 3 years. I know some people will say that these months were large in numbers of LIDs and the speed up is coming but that speculation has been out there for the last 2 years and I need facts. So these are my facts and I am holding on to them until they change. Do I hope for a speed up? Hell Yeah! but I can't speculate it hurts too much when it does not come true. So I start telling people "that will happen in a Chinese year" or "you'll be waiting a Chinese year for that" I might get a few silly looks but I think it might catch on, don't you.
On a positive note I have started a new ritual for referal days. I got this cute little piggy bank for $2 at the local grocery store. For every day that China refers I am going to add a dollar to bank and here and there I might add a few extra bucks. The hole in the bottom is really to small for anything to come out. So come referral day after we put in our last dollar we will have to smash it to get it our fun money out. That will be an awesome day!