So I was at a party tonight, complaining to a friend about how long this adoption wait has been, because apparently that's the person I've become, the person who goes to parties and whines about their adoption taking too long. (I will totally understand when you fail to invite me to your next party.) :)
And my wonderful friend, who also recently adopted and has been through her own agonizing wait (AND who let me hold her sweet baby tonight because I'm so baby hungry that I was practically drooling on his sweet head), pointed out that although it sucks that there were no referrals in December or January and I'm still #7, can you imagine what the people in the #1 spot are going through right now?! Crap! Those poor people started out December in the #1 spot, probably hoping and praying to receive a referral before Christmas, and then maybe by New Year, and those poor people are still waiting for their baby on February 3rd.
Being in the #7 spot for two months stinks, but those #1 people are probably in agony right now.
So tonight I will not complain that I'm still #7. I will think about the family in the #1 spot and say an extra prayer for them tonight. I don't know who they are, but whoever they are, I hope and pray that their referral comes soon.
Sometimes you just need a good friend to put things into perspective. :)