Wednesday, October 28, 2015

9 Months

9 Months Waiting - The dresser in the nursery.


Today is a day where I need a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus. My brain is just not functioning on all cylinders. Luckily, my kids are reviewing for a test and I don't have to teach anything new.
The first thing I thought when I realized today was 9 months waiting, is that usually when people have been waiting 9 months for a baby they get to meet their baby super soon. And we don't, but that's okay! I haven't carried a child and didn't go through the medical crap that I would have had to go through. We instead did 8 months of paper work and currently 9 months of "waiting." And that's okay this is what we signed up for. But, still weird to think about.
We don't really have any adoption news - we updated our profile and are sending to our agency this weekend. We had to revamp it because we moved, and our social worker (different from when we made our profile before) really looked at it and gave us a TON of feedback, so we changed some wording, some pictures, moved pages around, and are really, really proud of our new book. Let me know if you want to see it!
So, I thought today we would just give you an update on what is going on with us!
We have continued to work to help plant our church, Grace Church, Adam is leading the worship and I help on the AV team. They have been a huge emotional and spiritual support through the adoption and we are thrilled to be a part of it. We are excited to see growth and reach the people in our community. If you want to learn more about our church the website is: gracewaynesboro.com
Last weekend I went to DC with a friend of mine and we had a blast. Adam and I are going to visit our friends this weekend and are excited to see them for the first time since they moved. Next weekend is my birthday and I am going to NYC with a couple friends from school to see 2 Broadway plays. So, we are busy the next couple weeks and are enjoying our freedom while we have it. As much as we ache for our baby and can't wait to be done waiting, it is nice to be able to pick up and go. We are both busy with work and everyday life, but we are enjoying our time together.

Thanks for reading, please continue to pray for us, and don't forget to click on the Top Mommy blog link on the right!

Love,
Kristen & Adam

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Guest Blog on Heart for Open Adoption

Guess what!? I was asked to be guest blogger on Heart for Open Adoption.

I wrote about why I used to be afraid of open adoption and how going through the process has changed our opinions about open adoption and given us a big heart for open adoption.

read it here and check out some of their other blog posts and resources!

http://heartforopenadoption.com/2015/10/14/why-i-was-afraid-of-open-adoption-at-first/