Tuesday, June 14, 2011

adoption update

We have a home study scheduled!!!

I am just a little over the moon excited about this!  (As if the overuse of exclamation points didn't clue you in to that.)

It is going to take place one week from today.  We are working with a woman that our agency contacted on our behalf.  She is already cracking me up just from messages and our one phone conversation.  Thank you Lord for giving us a caseworker with a sense of humor!

In the mean time, I'm working on our photo book and leaving helpful reminders to my husband to write his "about me" section.  You know, while he's on his second mission trip in a row.  Ahem.  Let's be honest.  I've known the man since he was 15 years old.  I'm pretty sure I can write it and even have it sound like him.  And he's confidently hopeful that it's going to play out that way.

As of right now, I'm not anxious or nervous at all.  I've had enough friends go through this process to know that it really isn't a scary occurrence.  I'm just day dreaming about all of the food I'm going to make for her.  Oh, and where to strategically place the fire extinguisher.  I thought it was weird when my mom gave it to me in my stocking, but now I'm completely down with it!

If you've had a home study, please tell us all a little about your experience!


Anonymous said...


It seemed like it would be forever in the future, and then it got scheduled for a week away! How awesome is that?!

I love (and usually hate) how up and down this journey is. Reminds us that God is in control.

Did I say how excited I am?

Traci said...

The "about me" from John...so funny really...I still have the handwritten letter my Dad wrote for his "about me" for my adoption...so funny and formal sounding..he was trying to sound so "worthy"! ;-) It can be intimidating.

Amanda said...

Oh, I'm so excited for you!!!! I would be nervous. I'm glad you're not. :)

amanda {the habit of being} said...

congrats! don't you love knowing that things are moving forward?!?

Jana said...

Yay!! This is great news. I tell everyone that if you want to know what it feels like to control NOTHING and depend completely on God...adopt. I think it will be so interesting to read our birthmom letters and biographies years later with our then grown kiddo.

Praying that this goes smoothly for y'all!

Rachel said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to hear more about this journey.

5 Chicks and a Farmer said...

we are over the moon excited with you guys! one step closer to the next barnard baby being here and that is a reason to celebrate!

can't wait to hear about your homestudy experience:) and i'm sure she will LOVE ALL of your food!