We finished our pre-adoption classes (PAC)! We had PAC on Thursday and Friday this week. It was 16 hours, most of which consisted of listening to different people talk. We were in a small group with 4 other couples - we were a fairly diverse group of people in how we all decided on adoption. It was good meeting them, and we plan to touch base periodically to tell each other where we are at in the process.
PAC was good - there wasn't too much "new" information for Aaron and me, but there we did walk away feeling more prepared to become a multi-racial family; we have had some really good discussions about things that were talked about which I am sure will continue in the weeks and months to come. It will be interesting to see how all the "in theory..." thoughts end up presenting themselves in real life.
Next step - complete a "self study" (in the midst of packing to move in less than 3 weeks!) and after that we get assigned a social worker and we will start our homestudy.
I think I'm addicted to 24. We just finished season 3 on DVD. I dreamed the other night that Aaron turned into Jack Bauer and Jack/Aaron saves the world from a deadly virus in the alley back by our garage.
You know, one week can bring a lot of drama. It's nuts. Here's the short story: the offer that was made on our house on Saturday fell through!! BUMMER!! It's a lot more complicated than this, but the simple version is that our house needs a new roof, and it kind of put the buyer into "freak out" mode or something like that and she cancelled her offer. Basically I am totally stressed out right now, but life goes on and there are a few other things in the works so we'll keep you updated. If you think of it, please pray that something will work out and we will be making wise decisions. We know that God is in control and in the end it will all be fine, it's just stressful right now. I will take my advice from my last post and remember that God deserves all our praise anyway! In other news...sweet Twins game on Tuesday night, huh?! This picture is after Morneau hit his 10th inning homer. I am excited to hit up a couple games this summer!
Yesterday evening Aaron and I were sitting around waiting to hear if anyone would be putting in an offer on our house. We had one offer already, it wasn't the greatest, so we were really hoping a better one would come in. I decided to do my quiet time - I'm reading Revleation right now - and this is what I read (Rev 4:11): "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being." It got me thinking some...it is really easy to praise God when he sends blessings our way, but I don't often praise God just because he exists and he created the world and all that is in it. He is worthy to receive praise if we got 10 offers on our house, no offers on our house, or if we didn't even HAVE a house. The fact that He is who he is is enough to deserve our praise - I am glad to be reminded of that!
This morning we DID get a better offer on our house - the papers are signed and all that is standing in the way is a home inspection which we anticipate will be fine. We ARE praising God that he blessed us with the new offer on our house! And we will continue to praise God because of who he is.
It has been a crazy 24 hours! Our house officially got put on the market yesterday evening, and we had 4 showings today and 1 is planned for tomorrow. We are praying that our house will sell soon!! We think it is a good sign that we have all of these showings right away, but only time will tell. All I know is, it's going to get really old trying to keep the house this clean! I suppose its good practice. There is something nice about coming home to a spotless house...Now if we could only keep it this way ALL the time...