Friday, December 31, 2010
Ok....so I'm becoming a little...well a lot IMPATIENT!!!! I am obsessed with having a plan...it doesn't even have to be organized. I just like to know what is going on. We are praying for a huge transition right now. I can't share that information at this time, but will let you in on it as soon as I can. Just pray that the Lord's will happens in every way. The main thing that I have to remember right now is that Christ is in control. Even at times when I think my say might matter.......God's say overrules mine big time. We just want a sweet little one bad....really bad. On the bright side, I really love helping others. I was talking with a good friend lastnight on fb and she told me that her and her hubby were wanting to adopt domestically. I have another good friend that might can help her out ....so I'm really excited to see what the Lord is going to do there. Oh...I can't believe I didn't mention that we finally met all of our requirments and were assigned a social worker. She is coming to our home in a few short weeks and then next month we will go and meet her in her town and finish everything up. I looked her up on fb ( I know.........I'm sneaky) and she is really pretty and looks nice. She even has a grandchild named Lily........I say wonderful minds think alike:) I have also become a blog-stalker..LOL. That sounds kinda scary. haha. But I have learned more from blogs than I have anywhere else. So many sweet adoptive parents have given me words of wisdom and advice through this journey. Jason and I really buckled down over the past couple of weeks (while I'm out for Christmas break) and finished up A LOT of paperwork. I think that's why the impatience has grown into a monster. I go back to work next week....and school.....so I won't have time to breathe muchless worry about anything. I can' t believe that this is the last day of 2010. I am claiming it now....by this time next year...we will have our sweet baby girl! Happy new year everyone! 2011 is coming in fast and it's gonna be a year full of sweet surprises and blessings!!!!!!!!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I can't believe this year is already almost over. I am really excited about 2011 though....a lot of cool things will happen this year with our journey through adoption. Along with adoption....comes a little frustration...ok..a lot of frustration. I once read that adoption is not for the weakest of hearts....and I believe that now. Luckily, we have an awesome agency that we really like. As a teacher, I have many students that I would take in a second! So many of my sweet little ones read this blog continuously......and keep me on my toes. My kids are so smart........they are getting a strong understanding of geography to go along with the international adoption. So many of them ask me if Lily is born yet...and that they are wondering what she is doing....it's so sweet. The hardest part about being a teacher (especially when you are self-contained and not departmentalized) is that you form a little family and it's so hard to let them go. I am with them all day everyday and I love it. I really do wonder at times if Lily is born....and if she is....I hope that her birth parents or caretakers are taking care of her......and giving her lots of love. Our homestudy actually begins next month. We still have a small amount of paper work to complete...but not much at all. I am off work for the next couple of weeks so I plan to dive in and get the remaining documents completed. I am also getting a little break from college this month...wheewww. I started my Ed.S back in August....so I'm very thankful for the small break. I figured it would be a good time to go back to school since we don't have kiddos right now. For those who read this for adoption info...I'm very sorry for not posting more. I will have more info. over the next few months. I spoke with my agency last week and I was just wondering about the waiting program. The cool thing about the waiting program is that you can view the children's profiles. Most children who are in this program have some type of special need. Most are easily corrected. At this time they do not have any in our age range. Jason is doing very well after his surgery! His surgery was on 9/16 and he has just started walking on his leg this past week. We are so thankful for his doctor and his quick recovery!!!!!! We had to put the adoption on hold for the past 4 months...but we are picking it all back up now. Please keep us in your prayers daily....and of course little Lily. I know the Lord has her in the palm of his sweet hands!!!!!!! I wish you all a Merry CHRISTmas!!!!!!!!!!!