livin’ the dream

No, really, this is a dream of mine. I am preparing for our baby! Ah! I can’t even believe I’m finally saying those words. I am in awe. I’m in awe of this process, our journey, and most of all, my God.

We registered today!!! And we bought the stroller travel system!!! Very excited, to put it mildly. To say that I’ve been waiting on this day is a huge understatement. I have been wanting to prepare for a baby to come into our home for 5 years now. To be here is just unreal.

When the women told me congratulations before we started “shooting” things with a gun, I thought to myself… well she thinks I have a baby in my belly. I didn’t even think about correcting her, because get this…. I am expecting, just not in my belly! 🙂 I’m PAPER PREGNANT! {{{More on that later}}}

The Lord’s plans are better than we can even imagine and I am all up in the middle of it.

I wanted to share some pictures of some things we got today and some things that were on my heart, obviously. {see above}

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As always, thanks for your love, prayers, and support! We are so grateful for each of you! 🙂


They’re here…. they’re here!

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That’s right, all four profiles are here at the house. And, boy, do they look awesome. I will definitely be using Shutterfly again. They came three days early and they look perfect. The only thing Dru said when I texted him was: #favor. {And, yes, he did text me a hashtag, because it’s hilarious.}  I couldn’t agree with him more. The Lord has been showing Himself evident in every step of this process.

Once we hand these off to our social worker, she will be able to show them to birthmothers. This is the part of the process that calls for waiting. I should be really good at this by now, but I know God is going to continue to grow us and teach us as we move through this season of life. He has never failed to teach me through the other trails that we’ve been through, so why would He stop now?

I will begin counting the months once we turn in the profiles. I want to document the days/months of waiting on our baby.

This baby is growing so near to my heart. I am just too excited to meet him or her. After Christmas, we are going to really work on the nursery, which makes me giddy. Dreams are being fulfilled, people. That’s what God does, maybe it’s not how we pictured, but it’s most certainly the best.

My God is good.

Merry Christmas!