• Wow ya’ll, what a month October was! As I look back at last month I remember how stressed I was about every. little. thing. – How much stuff I had to do, how tired I was, how I just wanted one evening to relax, no paperwork, no events, just rest. And I remember Conner always telling me, “honey, it’ll be okay.” If I am being completely honest or if you know me well enough, I don’t always like hearing the “it’ll be okay” speech. However, here we are 6 days into November and I can tell you with great confidence that it was and is in fact okay and that all my complaining was so unnecessary. (although complaining does feel good sometimes.)
• Anyway, getting off my soapbox, we kicked off the month of October announcing our adoption to immediate family and friends followed by a rummage sale at our church. Something that comes to mind when I think about those two things are what Conner said in our previous blog, people are beautiful. So many people have come together to donate, organize, make signs, buy things, and all of you are apart of making our adoption possible. The number of baby bottles that people have filled and returned, the number of t-shirts purchased, the amount of generosity and moral support that we’ve received thus far is remarkable and has left me speechless – I don’t even know how to react anymore. Something someone once told me when they found out we were adopting was that God has all the money and he already has a plan on how our adoption will be funded and that couldn’t be anymore true. The amount of support that has come from our friends, family, our small group, and community has been humbling to say the least and we cannot thank YOU enough.
• We also had our first home study visit in October and our second one is quickly approaching. The first visit wasn’t near as bad as I thought it would be. Our social worker is incredible. You know when you embark on this adventure to adopt and you get your initial paperwork, you get overwhelmed. Then the thought of someone coming to your house to see where and how you live is even more stressful. You want to deep clean things you never cleaned before and be sure to be caught up on ALL your laundry because after all, everyone is always caught up on the never ending task of laundry. In the end I stressed over the smallest of things because Lisa was great, just upon meeting her you felt like everything was going to be okay. After all, she does do this for a living, she is here to help us with this adopting thing. Nothing scary or stressful about it yet I was prepared for the worst. You’ve heard the saying “life is what you make it.” — it took me until last month to fully grasp the meaning of those 6 words. Take it from me when I say to take one day at a time and handle the craziness as it comes, because there is no need to stress about something twice. Be thankful no matter where you are in your journey of life, things could always be worse.
Until next time.