I am sitting here, still glowing in the presence of my homestudy! My sweet social worker met me this morning to hand over my copies for USCIS, our Dossier, and my very own to frame and keep. Maybe I should hang it up next to Matt's BA and Master's degrees. I feel as proud of this as I think I would of a college degree (If I had one). I began working on this notebook of stuff September 20, 2008. SEVEN months ago. It feels SO good to have it done. done, done, DONE.
I had a quick moment of "it's not fair" while blog hopping tonight. I'm over it, and 100% believe in God's perfect plan and timing for our girl. BUT...I saw a blog, of a family that started out with the agency we originally were planning to use as our placing agency. They started the process in August, just like we did and found out today, that they PASSED COURT and will soon be traveling to pick up thier sweet 5 month old baby boy. We are SURE that we are where God wants us with Gladney, and many things have confirmed that. They also were recieved a baby boy referral, which tend to come quicker than girl referrals. Many things, and I felt jealous, and a moment of "what could have been"...until the Lord reigned me in. We are where he wants us, in his timing.
We are looking forward to a road trip Tuesday to USCIS. We are meeting up with some family friends in Yakima for lunch. They will be leaving in 2 weeks to get thier little boy in Ethiopia too! It will be a date day for Matt and I...a road trip, lunch out, my mom is taking the kids for the day...it will be great! And we get the bonus of being fingerprinted to top it off :)
Thanks for all the encouragement today, and doing the happy dance with me! I will go to bed with a smile on my face tonight and not be wondering when I will see my close friend, the homestudy with her final stamp of approval on her...it's DONE! Yippee!!