Lilypie - Memorial

Josh

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Goodbye, Maggie!

Just want to take this opportunity to thank our social worker at Bethany, Maggie, whose last day was today. She was instrumental in our home study approval, and very supportive throughout the whole process with Daniel. We thank the Lord for her hard work and dedication, and wish her the best as she is able to be home with her children.

We have a new social worker that we have yet to meet, but are sure that things will continue going well. We're hoping lots of birthmoms are getting a chance to look at our profile, and that the right one comes a long soon.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Rollercoaster

Our profile was shown today. It was so weird - I was thinking all the way home from work yesterday that our social worker was going to call, and when I got home, there was a voice mail on my cell. When there are unusual situations that come up with birthmoms, they check with families to see if we want our profiles shown or not. We got the details, and gave the go ahead to show it. The birthmom ended up going with a family that has had several failed matches. I thought about it all day today - I allowed hope to creep in - and I don't regret it. I'm glad she picked a family that has had lots of chances, and missed every time - I can't imagine going through it more than once. I know God picked that family for that baby - and it makes me happy. As much as we wanted to get picked, it wasn't right yet. But the hope isn't a bad thing - after all "hope deferred makes the heart sick", right? If you refuse to hope for anything, then what joy is there?

We hope to hear something soon about the perfect match for us.