Tuesday, March 22, 2011

And the waiting begins!

Today we met with our social worker/adoption counselor to discuss "plan B." I went into the meeting with a very positive attitude however came out with my spirits crushed just a little. We discussed how to get the word out about our adoption efforts. The meeting ended with me being a little discouraged, because in my mind I have done what I know how to do to get the word out. Andrew has some other ideas that he knows of to help promote the adoption so we will work on those this week. As usual, Andrew had a very positive prospective of the meeting. I was wondering if we were in the same meeting, but sometimes he hears things a lot different than I do. I tend to pull out the negatives of a conversation where he hears more positive things. I'm just wanting things to move a little faster than they are and that's where my impatient side starts kicking me down.

I spoke with my sister after the meeting briefly and she reminded me that the waiting part of the adoption process is the hardest part. Not knowing what's going to happen and when it is going to happen is very hard. It's like driving a car without a steering wheel, you have no control what so ever. That is where faith comes in. "Now FAITH is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." I just have to keep going, keep praying, and keep the faith that my all powerful God will take care of everything even when hope seems so far away.

We would appreciate your help in spreading the word. Please feel free to send any emails, twitters, facebook messages/status', etc. out to your friends, coworkers, church and family members. We are hopeful that someone may see it that knows of someone who could possibly help us complete our family.  I have posted a new email address on the blog for those that want to send a message in private. We will be checking regularly and will respond as quickly as possible. Thanks you for your help!


  1. Leslie,
    When you feel out of control, remember, you do know what is going to happen, you WILL become a wonderful mother and Andrew a wonderful father to the most precious baby some day soon! You WILL get the fairy tale ending that you have so patiently waited for! When the going gets tough, keep the FAITH and remember that we are ALL praying for you! EXPECT a MIRACLE!
    Love you!

  2. Hi there. I saw this blog on a friend's FB status. I have a friend who is currently going through the adoption process for Ethopeia. On Facebook, her name is Anne Powell Valenzano. She also has a blog, but I can't find it currently. She is a preacher's wife, and she could probably really help you. God bless you and your husband as you start this journey.