Today I am clinging to this verse:
Our precious birthmother-to-be, "K" is due in "just" 18 days.
I say "just" because it feels like FOR-EV-ER away...
I am reading a wonderful book entitled "The Open Adoption Experience" and it pretty accurately describes how I'm feeling right now:
"The adoptive parents may feel that these last weeks are taking longer than the many years they have spent trying to become a family. They may be torn between being excited about the arrival of the baby, which they hope will mean taking the baby home and becoming her parents, and being fearful that the birth mother will decide to parent the baby herself. Their excitement is further tempered by knowing the pain and sadness that will be experienced by the birth mother if she proceeds with the adoption plan. They may be tempted to try to avoid thinking about the birth by keeping busy at work or with projects, taking a vacation or by detaching themselves from the process. "
But I will take courage!
And I will wait for the Lord with great hope.
As far as details go- there is not much to update.
Any day now we expect a detailed hospital plan from K's attorney that will outline the specific details of K's desired hospital stay (including when/if she wants to see us in the hospital, when we can see the baby, who will care for the baby in the hospital, whether or not we will have an "entrustment ceremony" etc). We haven't heard any news regarding K or the baby's progress but we believe "no news is good news" in that area. Other than that we are quietly, as-patiently-as-possible waiting to hear that our baby girl is on the way!
I will keep this blog as up to date as possible in coming days.
We ask for your prayers and look forward with EAGER anticipation to the day we can introduce you all to our baby girl!