Though people would use the phrase "paperwork pregnant" to describe the waiting stage we're in with the adoption process, sometimes I feel as if impending parenthood hasn't truly sunk in yet. Derek and I have put more work into preparing for parenthood than many people we know (if only every parent-to-be had a social worker come to their house and judge it top to bottom, or took a 560+ question personality test). We KNOW, thanks to the glorious God who guides us, that Russian adoption is the path we are meant to take at this time. We KNOW we're meant to be parents. We KNOW our children are waiting for us. However, I haven't let myself settle in with the idea that I'm going to be a mother in several months. It feels so very real, yet still so uncertain.
And perhaps that's because there are still many uncertainties. We still have an uphill journey ahead of us, complete with Russian judges, immigration documents, additional medical exams, travel expenses and other legalities. So much can happen.
Nevertheless, I have faith in God. I have faith in His plan for our lives. I have faith that He is faithful. So, while it may not have completely "sunk in" yet, I'm still excited to be collecting Fisher Price toys, shopping cart covers,
On a final note, I am so VERY thankful to our friends who are loaning us these items! I'm sure it will end up saving us a small fortune. We are beyond blessed to have such amazing friends in our lives who truly care about us and are almost as anxious as we are to bring our kiddos home! I love you!