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.