Thursday, September 20


We're doing a series in Encounter on identity. I feel like in a lot of ways, I know myself pretty well, but yesterday I had a moment of self-awareness that embarrassed me to death. I realized I was an impatient person, but I don't think I realized just HOW badly this lack of an attribute affected me.

After two e-mails in a row (from someone at the agency and our homestudy social worker) with undertones of exasperation for asking yet another question, I decided I really needed to chill out. So, that's what I will really begin working on: taking it easy, chilling out, being patient, resting...whatever you want to call it, I definitely need a few hundred lessons. And what a better time to practice that than during the long and sometimes frustrating international adoption process to bring our beautiful little Ethiopian girl home!

On a different note, I leave for an amazing week in Texas(I know this already, because it always is and I don't expect this year to be any different!) with my college girlfriends this Saturday. I couldn't be more excited, but Karl might appreciate some extra prayers. I'm honestly not sure how he's going to keep his sanity being a single dad when he's been so stinkin' busy lately he's barely making it with me around picking up the slack on the "family" end of things! He never complains--one more reason I love him--but it's going to be tough.


AJLutz said...

I'm so excited for you guys to start this journey!!! It will be fun reading the stories from start to finish on your blog.

I started a blog of mine own (after some cajoling by a friend) if you're ever bored (which I know is not likely) it's

Oh and P.S. The adoption process involves a lot of notarizing. I know an insurance agent who might be able to help with that. =)

Amy said...

When we were in the adoption process, I had friends who were pregnant. They would moan and lement "Ohh . . . you are so doing this the easy way!" What a joke! I've done both, and I can tell you that adoption, in many ways, is harder than pregnancy.
Chilling out is so important but so hard to do!