Good morning Blogging World! If you don't follow me on twitter then you don't know this already, so I am sharing :) MR.P and I decided it was time to start a family. So after talking and praying about it for a while, we decided that adoption was the way to go for our family! We couldn't be more excited/scared to death about it!! We sort of started the process last night by filling out the preliminary application. This will only get us approved to move forward. Plus, we found out there is a waiting list for the Country we want. So hopefully we can get put on that quickly. We can't really start the process until July. They have requirements about being married for 3 years for the countries we are looking into...and July 13th is our 3 year anniversary! But, its ok. We are fine with the timing of everything. It will give us more time to prepare and get ready for the next phase in life. We are hoping to take a trip for our 3 year anniversary. We will enjoy our time together and the process of adoption. I don't want it to be more stressful than it already is.
Quick story on how we decided it was time to start thinking about adoption.
On Valetine's day MR.P took me out for a special lunch after church. We started talking about the fact that in one year we wanted to be farther along in our little family. At least farther along in the process. So right then and there (inside Macaroni Grill) we decided we would start praying about adoption. It was a special lunch and I will always remember it! Well, I had this fear that adoption was just something that I wanted...not necessarily something that God wanted for us. But, I wasn't sure. So later that night I got an email from my sweet friend Lyndie asking us if we wanted to either babysit for them to go to this adoption meeting or to actually go with them!! I was in awe!! My mouth dropped open and I asked MR.P if he wanted to go. So we quickly emailed back and said we would babysit at another time, but REALLY wanted to go with them to this meeting. I am so thankful for times when God shows me something to affirm what my heart already desires. He doesn't have to do that, but I sure do appreciate it when he does!!
So in sharing this exciting news I just want y'all to know this blog will start having a few updates on our process. I will still share all of my normal projects and such, don't you worry. But, if the process and what's going on with us bores you, then I am so sorry!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I am headed to lunch with my sister and 2 nieces today. Always a bright time in my day!