Tuesday, May 29, 2012

On Pins and Needles!

Our caseworker called today to let us know that a birth parent picked us.
Yes, she chose US!

Okay, so what does that mean? What comes next?
The next step of the process is a phone conversation.

Yep, you heard me....TONIGHT!

So I came home from work, trying to act all calm, like nothing had changed. I made a marinade, put the meat in the oven to get nice and tender for a few hours and planned the rest of dinner. This is what I do people! Sorry, but I just love food! And routines are best in moments of anticipation right?

But now what?

So here I am....blogging away while we wait for her to call.

Most people would think it is super awkward. I'm sure it will be, but I feel like we've been trained for this beforehand. You see, when you meet a 17 year old boy face to face for the first time and oh yeah, introduce yourself as his new parents...now that's awkward! So what's this you might ask? Oh, it's awkward...just a familiar awkward. 

Our caseworker said it's like a blind date. I never went on any of those so I don't know what it feels like. I image she will have lots of questions for us, but then again we gave her a book that told our life story! And I don't want to go all "mom" on her and pepper her with tons of questions...but then what do I do? 

Oh yes, pray!

Luckily, the Lord is in full control and we are just along for the ride. So I'm going to sit back (even though I'm super anxious and super giddy) and soak it all in.

You'll have to stay tuned for Part 2 of this blog to find out how it went...

Until then, please pray for us, for all waiting families out there, for all birth parents having to make this courageous and tough decision, and lastly for the children involved. We know the Lord is watching down smiling at His will unfold. Every day will hold a new challenge and a new praise.

Part 2 will continue soon.....promise!


  1. Praying for you! We have other friends' children going thru this same process--stressfull, exciting--ups & downs! Praying God will grant you peace and calmness, joy and strength during this time of anticipation for a new child. Do not become weary--God is in control!! Donna Andrews

  2. Praying, praying, praying for you guys! I know what it fills like to be right where you are - excited because you know the Lord has a good plan, but a little nervous because you don't know what that plan is yet, but it's good because it's from Him!!! Can't wait to hear the rest of the story as it so beautifully unfolds for all to see! Praising God with you for where He has you guys at this very moment! :) Johnna