Patience is something i work on daily. I am always in a hurry. Most of the time there is no need to rush but my personality is to want everything done yesterday.
We are currently waiting for our Home Study Packet from the social worker and because of MLK the mail is one day behind. Really this should be NO BIG DEAL but it is! It’s the first major step in our process that can take a lot of time to gather paperwork, finger prints etc.
In the meantime i have been working on our Family Profile Book. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, right? This profile book is no joke. We want to stand out amongst the pack of many families. We want our birth mom to see into our lives as individuals, as a couple, as parents, and as a family. This book is filled with words & images to captivate an expectant family to pick us!
This means sorting through every. single. one. of. my pictures (if you know me and follow me on Instagram you know how much i love taking photographs!) As i look through all these images i’m cross-eyed at how much michael and i have accomplished in the 6 years we have been together. Lots of great trips, yummy restaurants, fun concerts, and our love for sporting events. This new baby will have no problem fitting into our family, our lifestyle, our heart with amazing opportunities. I finally have narrowed down thousands (literally thousands) of pictures to 400-ish. This past weekend we went through them all over again, added a few and deleted a few and i just can’t narrow down anymore! So many people give me a “hard time” for all the photos i take and question whether i “live in the moment” and YES of course i do but a picture is worth a thousand words and THIS is my reason for why i’ve been documenting all these memories… for someone to CHOOSE us to be the parents of THEIR baby. God works in mysterious ways, you know.
Next in our book is the “About Us” interview, captions, a peek into our lives through context. Luckily Christian Adoption Consultants provided us with an extensive questionnaire that leads our path. I am so happy to have this template because there are so many aspects i forgot when i initially mulled over “what we’d tell our birth mom.” So much detail in our lives that the pictures may not capture need to be accounted for! This will definitely take some time to complete but i have to say this is not a tedious task… this is making me more excited, more thankful that we get to share our lives with other families! i love my life, i love what i have been through and i love to think about what we have yet to experience. And i thank God i have michael to do it all with me.