Thursday, September 29, 2011

A dusty nursery...

Well, I just finished cleaning all the dust off the nursery room furniture and re-washing all the baby clothes I bought last year. It has been just over a year since I finished painting and decorating our baby's room with firetruck decor. I was filled with joy as I made up the crib's bedding and hung curtains. I was picturing how I thought things would be once we brought home our baby from Ethiopia. I pictured my husband holding our child while rocking him in the rocking chair in the corner. I envisioned how cute our child would look wearing all the baby boy clothes that I had recently picked up at summer garage sales. Now it is difficult for me to look at the items in the nursery. I never thought that it would take this long before we got our referral call and brought our baby home to our family. I honestly wish that I had more encouraging posts to write to you all but lately I have not had many positive days. Please continue to pray for our baby or babies. Pray for safety where ever they are right now. Pray for the Ethiopian government that they will process cases faster and so we can get our referral call soon! Thank you all!

"I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him".
1 Samuel 1:27

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Something Tangible!

So today was one of those days in our adoption journey that I woke up thinking to myself, "will we ever get our referral call?" and, "Is this really going to happening?".  Unlike a pregnancy, we don't have a child to feel moving in the womb or even an ultrasound. As soon-to-be adoptive parents, we have numbers. We wait. We wonder. And then we wait some more. To help us see something tangible as we wait for our precious baby or babies I made a countdown chain type thing for our waitlist numbers. We hung them in our living room today so we can see them everyday and continue to be reminded of our child.

"I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him".
1 Samuel 1:27

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My strange addiction!

I am really starting to drive myself crazy right now and I KNOW I am driving my poor husband even crazier. Yes, I admit I have an addiction.

I can't stop checking my phone, checking other adoptive family's blogs and analyzing every possible situation. I have located every waitlist family below us and I am constantly checking their blogs or Facebook to see if they got "the call". If another family receives their call then that means than we are one spot closer. I daily talk over every possible or not-so-possible scenario with my husband and his usual reply is "uh huh" or "that is exciting honey" or "it will happen when it happens sweetie". Man I wish I had as much patience as him. Or at least half of it. Maybe it's the soon-to-be mom in me that can't stop fantasizing about the moment our life changes forever. The moment that we hear our agency say "we have a baby boy for you".  "Lord please give me patience, endurance and faith as I wait on you for the perfect moment you have already chosen"

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Our Official September Numbers!!!

 We actually got our official numbers today over the phone which was earlier than normal. We usually do not receive our numbers until the middle of the month! We are very excited to be so close to meeting our precious child or children soon!

 Baby boy (3 months-12 months)

 Baby boy siblings (3 months- 3 years)