Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Next Step...

David and I attended our first Adoption Orientation a few nights ago...and to say it was fabulous, is well, an understatement! It is almost unreal to think that within a year or a year and half, we could have our very own baby...complete with a sweet nursery, late night feedings, coos, cries, onesies and burb cloths...sounds like HEAVEN to me!!!

I really had an overwhelming feeling that our dreams are just around the corner. It's been a long time since I've had this confidence...and it feels so good.

We had our social worker over tonight to finalize our update of our Home Study, since it's already been a year since we obtained it. We asked her several questions and again had a great feeling that our reality will soon involve a baby.

Our next steps are to put in our applications with a few agencies...we already have a few picked out. AND start to work on our Life Books. I plan on visiting Shutterfly this weekend to get started.

It's never felt better to take the next step than it does right now!

15 comments:

Krysta said...

I remember that feeling of overwhelming peace. Looking forward to following your journey!! I actually work for our agency now so let me know if you have any questions!

Krysta

rae said...

I am so happy for you!!

Natalie said...

I am so excited for you!!!! You are an inspiration to me!

Natalie

Heather Allen said...

You go girl! I am pumped!

michelle ellis said...

What wonderful news! I am so happy for you!

~Sutherland Smiles~ said...

So happy for you...I can actually "hear" the joy in your words...keep us posted and we will continue to pray for your garden:)

jenna leigh said...

adoption is a wonderful thing! it made us a family. God is amazing! cant wait to see your story!

Lauren said...

This post makes me so so happy!!! Love you friend!!! :)

Amy said...

that's so great! :)

Britney said...

yayayaayyyyy!!!!! and just be prepared, God could move much more quickly than a year and a half! once on the wait list, our son was born in 7 months. My sis-in-law waited 2 months. My best friend waited 4 months.

Kristen said...

Congrats! My husband and I brought our adopted daughter home in February, and she is the love of our lives! Excited to see how God works!

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

I am SO excited for you guys! What an exciting time...you will definitely be in my prayers! :)

Jenna said...

I was so glad to read this post! I am so excited for you!

Pam B said...

I know that you and David will be wonderful parents. Some little baby will be so lucky to have you loving them and making them feel so special. I will be praying for that day to come soon. Love ya sweet lady!

The Estes Family said...

I am so excited and happy for you guys! Adoption is an amazing thing....you will look at YOUR baby and know that is why you went through such pain...to get to them!!!
I look forward to following your story!!!