My last post was quite a while ago... on purpose. Sorta. You see, S and I are going through the most stressful and exciting year of our lives. I knew I wanted to blog about this journey but there were so many different variables that could make it all go wrong that I got scared and hid in a cave for many many months. Sorta.
So a lot has happened since I started this little journal. Actually a lot of AMAZING things have happened in the past few months. In fact as of February, 2012, pretty great things. We will call this emotional year of our lives the year we signed up for boot camp. Adoption boot camp.
So in case you have not figured it out yet... S and I are adopting a teeny tiny brand new baby.
We call it boot camp because that is exactly how we took it. We decided we wanted to make the "approval" process the quickest most efficient thing we had ever done. We were done with all the paperwork, medical stuff, background checks and all the other necessary items in 3 weeks!
Although some things happened in between there was something miraculous about the journey so far. Every single important step in this adoption journey happened on an important day for our family. Here's our little timeline:
February 22, 2012 (S.'s birthday) - We submitted our initial application
March 5, 2012 (My dad's birthday) - We had our 3 hour interview at the agency
April 16, 2012- (My mom's birthday) We had our Home Study with the greatest, bestest, most fabulous worker in the world (Dr. Terilee Wunderman). I wrote her name down so I would not forget... even though I never ever will forget that wonderful, kind and super knowledgeable woman!
May 9, 2012 - (the anniversary of my grandmother's death) We found out we have a MATCH!!! This one got to me because this is usually a sad day... somehow someway the big guy upstairs decided to bring some sweetness into this usually grey day.
And here we are...
WE HAVE A MATCH. Crazy right?
We are fully aware that in the adoption world a match does not mean a successful parenting outcome but we have faith and we are entering into this match with our hearts open. If it all goes through according to God's plan we should have a bundle of joy in our arms in just a few short months.
So now that I got all of that out, I can blog with my heart wide open.
I know it's not going to be an easy journey but I do know that in the end it will be our happy.lovely.journey.