"Every good and perfect gift is from above" James 1:17

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Another Home Visit

Wow~This first year of waiting has just gone by in a blur. We finally finished all of our paperwork for our update~new TB skin tests, drug screens, background checks, more background checks, copies of everything personal...sometimes it just seems so unfair. If we were able to get pregnant, we'd probably have 2 children by now and no one would have cared about any of these things. Oh well, that is not Our Journey.

Now we are preparing for our yearly Home Visit. Our new Case Worker will arrive at 1 pm tomorrow~this cleaning may be an all nighter. I'm not as anxious as I was last year, since we kind of know what to expect. But, it is never easy having a virtual stranger come into your home to judge whether we will be good parents. By tomorrow we'll be able to serve a meal off of the floors; now, is that very realistic? I think the Home Visit that comes about 2 weeks after we have received our Joyous Gift will be the most telling of all...formula on the floor, walls, maybe furniture; hopefully a bath within the past 24 hours (for the baby, 48 for us); opening the door in pajamsa at three in the afternoon; and holding a precious little baby in our arms...yes, that will be The Best Home Visit Of All!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Almost A Year ...

It's hard to believe that we are almost to the milestone of having one year of our wait time behind us. We have been so busy in 2011~my husband and I are working so hard at our jobs, which is helping us add to our adoption fund. This is a good thing, but we are exhausted! We have also been keeping busy working on projects around the house. Staying busy helps pass the time quickly during this wait, but we still feel those urgings daily that our home is so ready for our child to be here with us. I do love our time together, which only brings us closer as a couple, and I know that God will bless our family when the time is right. We just have to keep praying and know that our Precious Gift is closer to being home every day!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

It's so hard to believe it is Christmas Eve already. We have been so busy over the past month getting ready to celebrate this wonderful holiday. We both so hoped we would have our own Christmas miracle this year, but no news so far. We can only pray that by this time next year we will have a Precious Gift of our own to be preparing for. We have to just keep praying our family verse, Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 God has a plan for our family, and we are peaceful with the knowledge that he will provide the answers for us in His time.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Here Comes Fall

Wow, it has been almost 2 months since I have updated our blog. We are staying super busy, which helps us not constantly think about our waiting. I have returned to a nursing position which I am really enjoying. It's a great way to keep my mind busy and will also help us grow our adoption fund that much faster. It is amazing how peaceful we feel at this time in Our Journey. Don't get me wrong, I pray for and think about our forever son or daughter every day, but the anxious feelings are fewer and far between. Before long we will be preparing for the holidays. We both have hoped and prayed that our little one would be with us this Christmas, but if not, we know it will be soon ~ In God's Time.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Painting the Nursery

Today we started painting the nursery ~ actually Bobby painted, and I just did some edging, dripped paint on the dropcloth, and took pictures. We chose Vast Sky, and it looks awesome with the white woodwork. After one coat, we already love it. It matches the color of the sky through the window today. It is amazing what a little paint can do for a room. Once the painting is finished, we will move in the daybed and bookcase. We are thinking we will wait on purchasing a crib and changing table until our placement, but we have already picked out a white set that we both love. This nursery is going to be awesome ~ now we need the awesome baby to go with it!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

We have found our little boy bedding. We have decided on the Curious George theme from Pottery Barn Kids. It is so cute! Now that we have our girl and our boy themes chosen, we feel that we have our plan in place. Just in case we get a call with not much notice, we can spring into action and have our nursery ready very quickly. I don't know which would be better, to be chosen early in the pregnancy or to just get a call that our baby is here and will be home with us in a matter of a couple of weeks. Either way, we are ready!!!! Pictures of both themes are below.

Friday, July 23, 2010

We have made it through our first month of waiting. Now that I look back, it went by super fast. We have been advised to just take this journey a month at a time, and so far so good. We are both just so anxious to become parents, but we know that we need to enjoy our alone time, too. Someday soon alone time moments will be few and far between ~ but it will be so wonderful to have our sweet little one right in-between us!