The things I do when waiting for our adoption to proceed is not much different from when I was pregnant and waiting to give birth. You pray, you wonder, shop, research names and so today I took to researching Cali's Chinese name. We were told her name is Li Xiaoli. The first Li would be her surname which how they refer to people in China. Li means upstanding. Xiaoli means morning jasmine. For those of you who know me it is once again God's hand in this adoption because you know how much I love gardening. When we were waiting for Lily to come home I planted Lilies in her honor. Well this time of year in NC my Carolina Jasmine is blooming and the Confederate Jasmine that is literally attached to my house now is even more special to me. Incredible how God has HIS plans for us. We chose Cali because it had the "li" at the end, to keep part of her Chinese name with her. So now my garden jasmine will be another source of comfort in my wait.
PS-Greg added his 2 cents-I spend time on the computer when I waiting ;-)