"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born." Isaiah 66:9

Monday, March 29, 2010

New Day

Today is a new day and I feel like a new person. The weather was glorious today, I'm not sure there is even a word to really put how perfect it was! I get to go to a job that I love everyday, and work with someone that is very fun and has the same passion that I do for youth. That in and of itself is such a great blessing, and something I've been praying for for quite some time.

My day started beautifully, as I went to Pray Date and Katy had posted a song by one of my favorite groups, NeedtoBreathe. It's called Lay it Down and it just reinforces our need to surrender our concerns, our fears, our worries to God. Thanks for the reminder Katy!

I did some research on books regarding Adoption, I've already read a few, but I want to read more. I want to know about the adopted kids and how they feel, what things they might struggle with, and how to address those issues. Knowing full well I can't be prepared for everything, but wanting to educate myself as best I can (while I still have free time to read (: !!). It all still seems so surreal, and I'm wondering if I'll wake up and find it all to be a dream.

We continue to move forward. We received our background checks today, and I'm clean, bet you're all glad to know that!! Not that I could've ever worked with children had I not been, but now I have the 'official' paper to prove it! We'll get that to our attorney and our social worker tomorrow, as I think that is the final portion of information that she needs for our home study. I'd like that to be completely finalized, it will just feel more 'official'.

I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of the nursery furniture, as I can't wait to see it, we picked it out of a catalog basically. Sean is excited that it's a 'boat of a bed', very sturdy and strong! I, of course, can't wait to see it in the nursery and see how good it looks with the newly painted walls.

Thank you all who read my blog and send me sweet comments, they really do bless my soul and I'm grateful. I hope that in some way I convey ways that people feel, and that I can be helpful to someone else who is going through some of the same things. I know each path is unique, and we all have to deal in our own ways, but I'm grateful to have this outlet and to have the support of my friends and family while we walk this winding road!!


  1. So happy to hear you had such a great day. What an amazing idea it is to have a "pray date." I had not heard of that before. I think having something you are passionate about makes all the difference, in life and in waiting.

    I am with you, it always feels better to get the official word, even when we know we have nothing to worry about. I have a tendency to worry until it is "official."

    What adoption books have you read so far? I would love your recommendations. I really loved "Once They Hear My Name" for an adoptee perspective on transracial adoption, not sure if that applies to you or not. Also, Twenty Things Adoptive Kids wish their Adoptive Parents Knew is very good (hard to read all at once as it is pretty heavy with grief and loss issues).

    And you are an encouragement to many!

  2. Deni...I've always said I'm open book! If you ever want to pick the brain of an adopted kid, call me. Or if Dallas come visit over a beer or margarita!

  3. Sweet Kindred Spirit,

    I'm so proud that you had a "feel good day", as you deserve a lifetime of these days :) Keep 'em coming right!

    Can't wait to see Cala's nursery furniture and the final touches that you add to sweet baby's room.

    Take Melissa up on her offer, as she is so sweet to offer her thoughts. And, take her up on a margarita for me!

    Much Love,

  4. Glad you had a better, sunshiney day!!! Those are so refreshing for the soul, aren't they!

    I love Katy's PrayDate too!! Such a blessing!
    Keeping you lifted!

  5. Deni,

    I'm glad you had a marvelous monday. I can't wait to see the furniture as well. I know it will be lovely. I am trusting in the lord with you that everything will be fine. I hope your tuesday is just as nice as monday was. Hugs and Love my beautiful friend.

    Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report: if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Phil 4:8

    Love you lots Deni

  6. Hi Deni !

    Its great to have a good day ,isnt it ?
    I pray you will have more and more good days from now .
    I look forward to see the furniture and congratulations on being officially " approved "
    You are always in my prayers - love Angie

  7. Ooooo....I can't wait to see the nursery furniture. Do they expect you to have it before your home study is complete? Just curious how that works. :)