Saturday, November 25, 2006

Unbelievable, but unfortunately true...

As most of you are aware, we should be getting our referral next week (our LID is September 3, 2005). However we have just received some unfortunate news. We just found out that our Province and / or CCAA (no one seems to know who made this mistake) advised us of the wrong date - our LID is actually September 13, 2005!!! As a result we will not get our referral until after Christmas. I am so angry because we were looking forward to receiving our angel's picture before Christmas. I don't think people (i.e. our Province, CCAA, or even our agency) realize what this does to people! The Province will not return my emails or phone calls and our agency simply says that it was not their fault. We are completely devestated.

It has been one issue after another since we started this process. We have hit every stumbling block possible -- mostly because we live in Newfoundland. To make matters worse.... we have already started to train my replacement at work (who obviously has now started too early!) and now that we will be travelling later than planned we have to find a new sitter for Gracie (my sister is pregnant and due in March). This "simple" mistake has completely turned our lives upside down.

But most of all.... another Christmas without Maggie is just hard to swallow. Here is a copy of the email that we received from our agency:

We have been advised that your Log In Date at the CCAA is actually September 13, 2005 rather then the previously reported September 3, 2005. This means that there is a greater chance that your referral will arrive in January as opposed to December. I understand this is highly disappointing for you, especially with the holiday season approaching. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Cute witch!!

Gracie had an absolute blast trick-or-treating this year. We stayed out for hours! She does not even like chocolate or candy, however she loved going door-to-door. Isn't she the cutest witch????