Well, our home visit went really well. All of that worry and the visit lasted only an hour! Our caseworker toured our home and asked questions about our neighborhood and community. It was a really positive experience. We, of course, had to end the meeting with some of my husband's famous cheesecake ~ always good to leave a Sweet impression! After the visit, we went to our favorite mexican restaurant and had a late lunch and just talked about this journey. We will have our last office meeting tomorrow to finish up our homestudy. Tonight we are completing our profiles ~ our photo books/family stories for birthparents to review. We will take them with us tomorrow, and within a couple of weeks they will be ready to be viewed by birthparents.
Our journey has been long up to this point, but now the real waiting is about to begin. One thing that we will be doing during this time is preparing the nursery. Although we agree that we don't want to choose a crib, changing table, etc., before placement, at least we can start preparing the space. We have decided on a very light yellow for the walls and will be adding a fresh coat of white paint to the woodwork. We purchased a beautiful quilt with lots of yellow, blues, and greens while on a recent trip, and we plan to decorate around these colors. If we should be blessed with a baby boy, we will add a blue wall to make it more masculine. If we should be blessed with a baby girl, I must add a petite chandelier. My husband rolled his eyes at that one!
So, we continue this journey, and we continue to pray daily that God will lead us to our child. Please pray with us, as for our family to be blessed with a beautiful baby, someone else will have to be willing to give us that most precious gift.