Anyway, after completeing allllllll of the paperwork and our autobiographies, we spent the week and entire long weekend busting our hineys to get the house cleaned up (everything sparkles!) for the social workers. It is definitely stressful, the idea of being judged by someone who has never met you and can have a huge influence in whether or not we are able to adopt. It's stressful and a bit scary, but in a good way. We know that ultimately this stress will result in us being able to bring home our child/children. We know we will be incredible parents - we have so much love to give, along with a safe home and we are good people, so we are confident we will be certified. YAY!
Now we just get to wait... THE WAIT... I'm not very good at just waiting and not actively moving toward a goal. I've heard a lot about how THE WAIT can make you crazy, so I'm going to have to actively find something to do with my spare time. I'm contemplating getting a part time job for the holiday season, just so we have some extra spending money for the holidays. Going from an officer in an investment firm to a Starbucks barista or Barnes & Noble... (not sure what those workers are called) is a BIG CHANGE. I'm kind of concerned they'll tell me I'm "over qualified". (LOL) I am, but I'm just looking for something part-time until we are matched and able to bring our baby home. :-)
BTW-- we gladly accept all of the prayers and positive karma you can send our way.
:-) THANK YOU!!