Thursday, January 24, 2008

One step closer...

I was getting ready to leave work yesterday for my dentist appointment (found out I have an infection in the root of two of my molars - my wisdom tooth needs to be extracted and I'm seeing a specialist to see if the second molar can be saved with a root canal & if not, I'm losing that tooth too) and my phone rang, I almost didn't pick it up b/c I was running late, but I am so glad I did...Grant & I have our first home-study scheduled for Thurs. Jan 31 at 6:00pm!!! The worker conducting our home study is anticipating we will only need two home visits and then she will be able to write her report b/c Grant & I are eager beavers and all of our paperwork is already completed and submitted! Words cannot express how excited we are to begin the next step of this journey. Grant & I celebrated by ordering Greek food and ate it on our good China, said a prayer of thanksgiving & praise and raised our wine glasses and made a toast! Grant was so cute all evening/night, he told our cats numerous times that we are going to be parents and leaned over to me and proclaimed the same exciting news!

We are finally motivated and encouraged enough to complete our profile album - wooohoooo!!!!

The night before my mom had a dream that I placed a baby in her arms....soon, umma, very soon this will be reality!

Thank you for all your prayers & support.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

New Life

Our newest god-son entered the world this morning! Grant & I went to meet him as soon as we could after work. He is absolutely precious - God's perfect handiwork!! I had the privilege of feeding him and in that moment everything I know about handling and positioning when feeding a newborn and observing the suck, swallow, breath sequence, etc., etc., went out the window, I threw away my OT lenses and I found myself lost in the beauty and awe of the new life I was holding in my arms.

Today marks a significant day in our adoption journey - January 3rd is the anniversary of when we officially began the adoption process with F&CS. I was aware all day of the significance of today's date and yesterday was a tough day emotionally in anticipation of today, but when I held the baby in my arms my hope was restored. As Grant & I waited for the elevator back to the lobby we realized that the next time we take that same elevator ride will probably be to finally bring our baby home. I am hopeful again that this journey will have a happy ending. I heard back from the supervisor at F&CS and unfortunately there is another delay to the start of our home-study.......

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
Matthew 7:7-8~