Well I talked to Elly today and she said she will have some openings for the home study in early January. So it's perfect timing really since I'm on break from school and I actually have time to work on paperwork over the holidays. Our present goal is to get all paperwork done and turned in by the first week of January and then the home study will be scheduled shortly thereafter, in early January.
I've been told the home study isn't a big deal or anything to be afraid of but it still stresses me out. Even though I'm far from it, I have trouble resisting the urge to seem perfect on the surface. I guess one day at a time is the only way to play it. As I said to my cousin, I will probably laugh about how nervous I was once this is all said and done but for now it seems larger than life to me.
Anyway...I feel good about where we are and I'm so happy to be proceeding again!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I just found an online service that allows friends and family to contribute to our adoption fund via paypal. Check out my chip in widget on the left side of the page. I found this on the web site of another adoptive family and I think it's pretty cool...you never know where you might find support when you ask for it and every little bit helps so...
Monday, December 10, 2007
It's hard to write a blog entry when you're literally feeling speechless. Still...we received a very generous gift from my cousin, Lauren today, and it feels important to me to capture these moments as they happen.
Today had been just another ordinary day except that there's an ice storm happening. I had just gotten back from Home Depot where I bought a huge bucket of salt for said ice storm when I decided to check the mail. Usually I don't check the mail, I just let Michael do it but today I decided to. I'm so glad I did because what was there really made my day. No, my year.
What I said to my cousin and what I am feeling is that I am so very grateful...there actually are no words that can really convey how I feel right now. Her gift means we can move forward to the next step of the process much sooner than we had anticipated. Even her note at the bottom of the check, so simple yet so sweet has made a huge difference to me.
I am counting my blessings and they are many!