How can you support us? Many have asked. First, know that we would love to share every little detail, but we can't. Imagine if we did that over, and over, and over for a year or more. Because that's how long this could be. It would wear on all of us, I assure you. How you can support is just to continue what you are doing- telling us you are praying, telling us you're thinking of us, asking how I am doing. And as to the "Is there a baby yet?" questions we are getting- when there is a baby physically in our home is the time when we will let people know. Before Eli was born, when we were matched, I honestly feel like we told too many people. It was maybe only 15-20 people/families, within work and our church. But the constant questions were very tough, and emotionally draining. So we will keep it a little closer this time. I don't mind when people ask how the journey is going, not at all. I LOVE the adoption journey. Even on the days it makes me cry. Just understand that we can't give specifics.
And in the meantime, thank goodness I get to parent the most fantastically cute little guy ever! We have been having a terrific summer full of all the thing that make summer great. The zoo, local festivals, time with family and friends. It's been non stop. And E is at this age when he will take the phone out of my hand and lead me to play. He will stop my compulsive email checking for any word from the adoption agency. Thank you Jesus for putting that in my toddler! (And the funny thing is, I have an alert tone set! I don't even NEED to compulsively check!)
Check out his supreme cuteness. I am so thankful for adoption, because little cutie blondie-blue-eyes are rare in our biological family :)
There are days, too, when we are totally okay no second kiddo has arrived yet. Like today when the No-Nap Wonder was laying on the playground grass crying...because I put him in a swing, after he requested to be put in a swing. Or the days when our perfect little family of three is just such in stride and we have it all down to a science and I think, "Okay, we got this..." Saturday we went to a car cruise, since Eli is pretty obsessed. And it was easy and fun with just him. And he was the center of attention. And as we sat in the grass eating fair-food gyros watching hot rods drive by, I felt the perfectness of where we are right now, and was in no rush.
God's timing is perfect, we know that. And I promise we aren't taking one single day for granted as we live in the land of "No News."