We are officially done our 6 weeks (18 hours) of certification in order to proceed with adoption! No words can express how we feel! It’s a bit bitter sweet, I truly enjoyed seeing the great staff and the new friends we met a long the way! They were a fantastic group of people! Now what, you might be asking yourself? Well, let me tell you! We have a few things left to do:
– Medical Checkups (they want to make sure we won’t die after we finally adopt!)
– Some paperwork here and there….
– CPR training
– One more safety inspection
– 2-3 Home studies
Then we are done!! I mean, done done! I cannot believe it. The list is getting shorter by the day and I am so overjoyed! I’m beginning to feel that panic mode….like the “nesting” phase pregnant women experience. I am ready to get the nursery together and get things organized around here!!!
Between now and then, I am trying to get my life in order. It seems to be getting more and more busy. I just started an amazing job at NYFotography, working for an amazing woman. I feel so blessed, she is completely understanding of my crazy life and super supportive. I’ve known her for about 2 days now…seriously, blessed. I am helping her with all sorts of things, but I am most excited about the opportunities to use my skills in graphic design. I already have a few little projects on my to-do list and I am excited for many more to come! I am still working hard at school and trying to get things done in a timely fashion. I feel like my life at home has been neglected a bit. My house seems like a disaster (although I know it isn’t that bad), I am too lazy to cook or clean and my mind is constantly on things that should be secondary! But, that’s just life. I do what I can, when I can, however I can. I am learning to not stress and keep my expectations at a reachable distance. Otherwise I will always feel discouraged and disappointed. I often wonder how much crazier things will get once a baby is added to this life of mine! I don’t care, I am going to be in perfect happiness!
There you have it, an update on our adoption process. We are getting closer and closer! Hope you guys don’t mind my sharing once in a while! It helps clear my mind!