Well, here we are into yet another new year! The Chinese Year of the Rat.
Here is some information that I found regarding the "Rat Year":
A Rat Year is a time of hard work, activity, and renewal. This is a good year to begin a new job, get married, launch a product or make a fresh start. Ventures begun now may not yield fast returns, but opportunities will come for people who are well prepared and resourceful. The best way for you to succeed is to be patient, let things develop slowly, and make the most of every opening you can find.
In Chinese, the Rat is respected and considered a courageous, enterprising person. People born in the Year of Rat are clever and bright, sociable and family-minded. They have broad interests and strong ability in adapting to the environment and able to react adequately to any changes.
So I guess the "Year of the Rat" isn't really bad, or disgusting, as we here in the Western world would imagine. Funny how there can be such drastically different interpretations of an animal based on geography. Just one more way our way of thinking is going to continue to expand with the addition of our Chinese-American princess!
On another note, along with the New Year, comes our 2 year anniversary of our LID! Definately not an anniversary I expected to come and obviously not an anniversary to celebrate! I suppose I could look on the bright side and say that now that we are past our 2 year LID anniversary....we are closer to our referral. I do believe we will finally get to see our darling Willow in 2008. My prediction is that we will get our referral in September, but all any of you need to do is cruise back through my past posts to see how well my past predicitions have turned out!
I have surrendered to "whatever will be will be" on this matter. Que Sera, sera..............
Hang on our sweet Willow, you already live in our hearts, are part of our thoughts everyday, and when it is time will be forever in our arms!