I have really been struggling with my emotions and patience this week regarding our process. I knew upfront - and I am still well aware - that waiting is a HUGE part of the adoption process. Yet, even with the knowledge and awareness, it is still hard! I am very much a control-freak when it comes to my plans, and I like for things to move in a sensible order in a RAPID timeframe. I have very little patience and when I decide to do something, I want it to happen immediately...or as fast as possible. I know that everything works in its own time, and I also believe that this will happen in God's timing, as I feel confident that we need to be matched with the little girl meant for our family. It's just difficult, because we are as excited about welcoming Annabelle to our family as any other "expectant" parents, and the unknowns of waiting are a little challenging at times! We were told last week that our I-800 form is still in process, and could be for many more days. So, we are a little delayed right now. We were hoping to mail the dossier next week, and it looks like we won't be able to until the middle or end of May at this point. So, a match in June or July isn't as likely. But.........at least there haven't been any problems with our forms, we moved very quickly and had few delays at the beginning of the process, and it will all be worth it once we meet Miss Annabelle!