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As the clock ticks down.

June 28, 2009

It has been waaaay too long since I blogged, but I seem to be in a bit of a blogging funk.  Where you have a lot going on, but it is a lot of the same things.  I have been pondering a few posts, we will see how that turns out for me.  Tonight I am going to just go with the general life update.

Adoption: The same.  Waiting and more waiting.  Our information was submitted mid-May and we were told it would take 3 months to hear anything, making an ETA of mid- August.  I think we have to renew something soon…I can’t believe it has been that long.  I will be checking into that this week.  So it could be interesting…a pregnant lady trying to deal with immigration.   You can imagine how that is going to end. 😉

House:  We met with our contractor last week to discuss progress and we set a hard deadline of 9.15.  Hopefully that will pan out.  They are turning on the air conditioner next week, then will be laying our hardwood the next.  Our cabinets should be done by…you guessed it….mid-August.  I am still slightly optimistic we will just make it in our house by the skin of our teeth.  We shall see…

Move:  Well…it is what it is.  I can’t say I am loving it, but our circumstances have been a little crazy to say the least.  I think this will improve once we have a stable place to live that includes an air conditioner that can keep up with the outside heat.

Pregnancy: Great!  This is the one area of my life that keeps me getting up in the morning.   Knowing that…mid-August…we will have a smiling little girl who I can squeeze (but not too hard) daily and pamper forever…or at least until she is a teen.  🙂  I will say, I am grateful for our child every moment of every day and can’t wait to welcome her home.  AND watch daddy change his first diaper.

Aside of all the loveliness of endless waiting and the paperwork barrage, I can’t help but think about our child in Colombia as often as I think about our daughter.   Being pregnant has definitely made the wait a little easier, but in an unforeseen twist, it has also made it harder.  It is harder because I can imagine the joy that I will have when I meet our daughter for the first time and feel like that joy is so far off with our adoption.   I know that time goes quicker that I know and I don’t wish it away, but the wait–can be agonizing all around.   I just try to be thankful in the moment knowing my time will come one day.  Besides, I am the one who prayed a hundred prayers per day, after turning in our paperwork for our adoption the first time in SEPTEMBER of last year, God please help me to be patient during our wait and show me how to best use my time during that wait.  Well he heard my prayer and answered it in the most tremendous, yet unexpected, way.  I can only have faith that He will do so again.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Melissa permalink
    June 28, 2009 9:44 pm

    Very nicely said. You have certainly had some journey this last year!

  2. Megan permalink
    July 1, 2009 8:28 pm

    We will make it through this agonizing wait together! All the best to you…Praying your house is done in time too 😉 Keep me posted on any news! Meg

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