Moving Forward

Well, we got this blog thing so that we could keep everyone updated, so here goes. This last week we have been up to our eyeballs in paperwork. Our goal is to have everything done by March 15th, which is our last training date. We are a little overwhelmed, but just tonight while I was baking Michael a cake (he needed a cake...or maybe I needed a cake) he exclaimed from the dining room table that he was "motoring through the paperwork". I think that means that it is going a lot faster than he expected, and so we are encouraged once again. God is good for that. He takes us to our breaking point and then He reminds us that with Him we can do anything. Not only do we have to fill out mounds of paperwork, but we are required to get a home inspection, a fire inspection, a doctor's evaluation, fingerprinting done, and to read a couple of books. We have about 2 weeks to do all of these's totally possible!
The kid's room is almost done...just a few minor details left. I am going to make some pillow covers and curtains. I have a few crafty friends who are going to help me. Oh, and I want to paint a verse up above the bunkbeds. I think I have settled on Psalm 9:1, "I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders." Maybe I have some steady-handed, crafty-painter friends who can help me do that.

I just learned how to cross-stitch! I love it, by the way, only a little distracting from everything I should be doing, but then again maybe that is a coping mechanism. I am good at creating distractions. Aren't we all!

Can I just say that we have been overwhelmed by all of your support and encouragement! Michael and I sort of kept this whole adoption thing on the down-low for like a year. We wanted this decision to be between us and God. I am so glad we did that, but when we made the decision, we were nervous to tell everyone. Well, yet again, we had no reason to be nervous! We are so excited to share all of this with all of you! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your love and support!