February 21, 2017

A Match

Hi there! I know, it's been quite a while.  Over the last, oh, half a year or so, there's been both a lot and not much going on.  On the adoption front, there wasn't much going on. While finishing the home study and having our profile go live were exciting, it was easy to settle back into the routine of things. Then things got crazy in August when we went on vacation (for our 5th anniversary!), had a bunch of big house repairs all at once, and I got a new job. It was a little hectic, to say the least.

On the adoption front, not much was going on.  In the fall there were a couple expectant mothers that inquired about us, but nothing came of that. At the same time, we were told wait times were going up. So we basically settled into the idea that we would be in for a long wait.  While on the one hand it was frustrating, on the other, at least it would give us more time to prepare.

On the first of this month, on my way into work, I got a call that changed everything pretty quickly!  We were matched with an expectant mother, and due in early March!  All of the sudden, we had to start preparing, and quickly!

It's a strange position to be in, excited for a baby that isn't yours, and that could possibly never be.  Nothing will be certain for a while after the baby is born even. But we've come to the conclusion that we could either prepare for the best or prepare for the worst, and we might as well prepare for the best. So we're preparing away, and putting a nursery together, and hoping we won't have to pack it all away later, but prepared for the possibility that we might.  Its surreal, exhilarating, and terrifying, all at once!

Pleas keep us, the expectant mother, and baby in your prayers!