25 February 2014

And why was I stressing out?

I can ask myself that question after the fact, right?

First off, today was an insanely busy day for me. 

I was the official photographer for a big school board event for about 200 kids.  I helped put together the final slideshow (while taking photos until the last moment). I was being powered by the Holy Spirit because on top of my responsibilities at the event, I had to leave work for my students (who had to be farmed out to different classes -- I owe my colleagues BIG TIME!), and I am sick as a dog. I really should've spent today in bed coughing up a lung (and was told by our school trustee that I needed to just stay home -- yeah, right!). 

By the time I got home I was running on fumes and your prayers. 

Lucky for us our social worker was late (her fault totally), so when she arrived her home inspection was super quick. Mr JB said that she seemed to want more decorating tips than anything. 

We worried for absolutely no reason! Don't get me wrong, I'm glad that we did all the prep and that our house is technically ready for a placement. I'm type-A, I wanted my house to meet my standards. 

The only thing we need to wait for is my criminal check from France (which I reapplied for this evening because I still hadn't received the one I applied for in June!). We also have to fill out the paperwork for our local Children's Aid Society. 

Our social worker says that we could have everything wrapped up in a month. 

A month!!! 

I am so grateful for all of your kind words and support. I could feel all of your holding me up. I really could. 

Now that it's all over I'm lying in my bed, exhausted. It's amazing that I have the wherewithal to post! 

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for us! 

17 comments:

  1. Home visits are ALWAYS easier than we think they're going to be! So exciting it's all coming together!!

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  2. Congrats! It must feel soooo good to be relaxing right now. I remember being so nervous for our home study, and then our sw barely looked at anything! Ha. Didn't need to lock up our meds or hide our alcohol or install carbon monoxide detectors or anything. Oh well! Just like you said, it's better to have all of it done now than to have to scramble when your baby comes along!! Congrats again! One month will flyyyy by. :D

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  3. I am so excited for you! I remember feeling exactly the same way after our first home visit...exhausted and relieved! My house has never returned to the level of cleanliness and order that it was in that day! :) I know you are going to have such a beautiful story to tell your child someday about all you did for him/her before you even met!

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  4. Hooray! Hope you feel better soon.

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  5. Yeah...we should be done with our home study next month as well! Next step...waiting. Praying for you!

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  6. I am SO excited for you and your husband!!!! I remember having the same after thoughts and feelings. Relax, rest up, and enjoy this moment. You are getting so much closer! God bless and sleep well ;)

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  7. You poor thing being sick through all of this!! I am thinking the devil is trying to bring you down or something!! SOOOOO excited for you I cannot even stand it!!

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  8. Yay! Great news!!! I hope you feel better soon!

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  9. You've been in my thoughts and prayers even more lately! I'm so so happy to hear that your home study went well...continued prayers for everything else!

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  10. So glad it went well! Rest well and feel better soon. Hugs and prayers!

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  11. How exciting!!! Congrats on this next step!!!

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  12. Yeah!!! So excited for you and Mr. JB!!! Our Lady, Undoer of Knots, keep on interceding for this beautiful couple!!

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  13. so so excited for yall!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. HOORAY! How exciting! Sorry haven't been commenting lately, but I'm here lurking! Still praying for your family to increase in size in 2014 nightly! :) It's all coming together!

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  15. yeah!!! So glad it was good. Hope you are better by now!!!!

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  16. I don't know how I missed this post before, but I have to say, it delights me mightily to hear that the social worker who did your home inspection wants decorating tips. Nice work there!

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