Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Two Months!

Yes, it's official - we've now been on the Wait List for two whole months!  At the risk of repeating what I said last month, the time has really flown by.  We've hung out with friends;  prepared and/or delivered many a meal to friends who have had babies or surgeries; ended up in Franklin for a week attending my Grandmother's funeral and helping clean out her house; and I attended Women of Faith.  In our spare time we've been dreaming up plans for the baby's room and even making some changes to our bedroom.  The latter will inevitably include a new t.v. purchase, but I'm standing my ground AGAINST the 55 inch behemoth that my husband really wants.  (Love ya, Babe!)

As well as telling everyone how we've been doing over the last month, I also want to introduce some great friends who have been on this journey with us from the beginning.  Friends and Family, I introduce to you the H family.

We met these awesome people (almost) five years ago when we began attending our church.  I can honestly say that they are one of the reasons we initially loved our church so much.  T and J truly have the gift of hospitality, and we've spent many a night playing games at their house over the last several years.  Their beautiful girls are so sweet and fun to be with - just like their parents.  They recently moved out of our area, and now live about an hour away.  It will certainly make game nights a little more difficult, but definitely not impossible.  And... it also helps that they live about 10 minutes away from Ikea :)

They were among the first people we told about our decision to adopt, and they have been nothing BUT supportive.  I can still remember the day I told J...  We were at another friend's house and they were making these super cool photo Christmas ornaments.  When I told them we had decided to pursue adoption instead of having biological children, one friend said something about how she wasn't surprised because that totally fit with the kind of people that we were.  I can't tell you how good it felt to receive that kind of affirmation from good friends who knew us well.  J has also expressed her desire to adopt at some point, and it's so great to have a friend who understands where we're coming from and feels the same way.  I think they're leaning toward a domestic adoption, but I secretly would love it if they also adopted from Ethiopia :)  No pressure, friends!

P.S.  They're not crazy about the color of the wood on their fireplace surround.   Anybody have any thoughts about what they could do to change the color of the surround so it looks better with the brick?  If so, feel free to post a comment!


  1. hi!!

    we just joined to follow your blog :)

    we too are adopting from ETH via Glagney, and actually just turned in our prelim paperwork.

    i will follow your updates. it is so exciting.

    please come over & visit/follow us as well !!


  2. Good luck, I hope this process moves along and I'll be praying that it does. Hope you are all doing well.


  3. Okay, you're 2 months ahead of us - we could possibly travel together, right?

  4. Missy,

    I started following your blog right after your home study when Gladney posted your awesome blog post ABOUT your home study on facebook. I was sure at that point we would travel together because you were just 2 weeks ahead of us in the process. Now, no thanks to CIS, I'm not sure, but I definitely HOPE SO!! However, I feel SURE you will have a referral by the time we travel, so I would love, love, love to take a present to baby Bethie for you and send you pictures/video! I'm praying we BOTH make it through the process before courts close.

    Happy waiting! (Is that an oxymoron?)

  5. Wildflowers - Congratulations on beginning the process! Hope you're not too overwhelmed with the paperwork yet - that is definitely the not fun part of the process. I wish you a VERY speedy process and will definitely follow your journey!