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Friday, March 27, 2009

waiting.

Just for you, Rachel. :)

I've been a bad blogger lately. No excuses.

We signed our contract on Wednesday. Now we wait. I'm used to waiting. So, I think I can manage that. DHS hasn't received our packet yet. They should have it early next week and hopefully they have a little one just for us!

Also, please be in prayer for us and a birth mom who now has my phone number. My friend, Misty, is a family medicine resident. She called me today to say that one of her clinic patients is 13 weeks pregnant. Misty spent an hour and a half today discussing options other than abortion with this mom. She was originally considering abortion, but thankfully has not gone through with it. She's unsure if she'll be able to carry a baby for 9 months and then give it up, but also knows that she doesn't want this baby. She has about two weeks to make a decision and please be in prayer that she does not choose to go through with this abortion. Regardless of her final decision, and if it involves us, I want her to maintain this pregnancy and choose life. I really haven't given it too much thought - we've definitely been down this road before. But, I also know that God is bringing these people into our lives repeatedly for a reason. Three (and a half) independent adoption opportunities so far - one day, one of them is going to go through.

In other news, I spent the evening last night in a cabin with my intern class. We all got Thursday and Friday off of work so we could spend the evening bonding. We had a blast! I'm exhausted and have been completely worthless today. I'll have to post some pics whenever they start to pop up on Facebook - and a hilarious video. It was 24 hours of canoeing, paddle boats, hooka, tons of food, hiking, drinking games and LOTS of laughing.

Plans for Saturday...
cuddle my husband and work on the nursery. It currently looks like this:
Which is a HUGE improvement if you remember what it did look like.

Posting that picture reminded me that I hadn't blogged about our shower. It was amazing! We are so very, very blessed to have so many friends and family who are understanding and supportive of our unique situation. I could cry just thinking about how much I love these people in our life. We are more than prepared for a little bundle to join us any day. That crib is crammed full of things. The night of the shower, I just sat on the floor. Folding tiny onesies and wash cloths and trying to really let it sink in that this is happening. Do I really have a nursery? And a crib? And (amazing) stoller? Insanity. I love it.

8 comments:

Crystal said...

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! The nursery is coming along nicely. Its great that your friends and family have been so supportive!

Freckles said...

No worries, you've been busy, girl!

Seeing the nursery chock full of baby stuff warms my heart. This baby will be SO loved--as are you guys by your friends & fam =)

sarah full of grace. said...

love you! can't wait to come visit and see everythinggg! love, sisterbear

Mandi said...

I'm so happy for you! You must be having a blast getting ready for a sweet little one!

Kristal said...

SO EXCITING!! I love to see how everything is coming together. :)

pittsnix said...

erin, i read your blog and instantly thought of this song called waiting by john waller. you should definitly listen to it when you get a minute. we have been praying for you and will continue to pray. stay strong and rely on Him! xo love!!!!

Two of a Kind said...

Oh my gosh - I have been so busy and not keeping up with anything...I can't believe how close you are to a baby!! I can't wait to meet him/her!!!!!!!

Rachel said...

Thank you!! :) Amazing improvement on the room! I love that you have baby stuff in your house!!

And I will be praying for that woman, I will pray she chooses life for her child.