Since the Coopers received their referral we have been waiting at the top of the list for our adoption agency. Which means that our phone could ring with our referral any day. Waiting and knowing that the phone could ring, is slightly easier than waiting and knowing that the phone won't ring. But we still don't know if it will be today or weeks or months from now. We've already seen families sit at the top of the waiting list for months.
In the meantime, Christmas has kept us busy. We asked our families to not buy Christmas presents for "Sissy," because it would be sad for us and confusing for River. But we did buy one very special gift for our little girl. An Ethiopian doll named Rahel.