We have our homestudy date set! It’s October 11. Over a month away! AARRGGHH! But it’s ok, because it gives us a chance to do some things around the house we were meaning to do. We started moving things out of the nursery last night…what a pain! But now Stephen’s desk is in my studio, …

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Well, I think we have all our paperwork done! It’s been crazy, with form after form after form….But I really do think it’s all done. We’ve also finished almost all our registration material for Link too. The birthmother letter, the parent profile, even the Picture Pages are almost done! I need to find (or shoot) …

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We have paperwork everywhere! Our caseworker says that she can have our homestudy complete in a week or so after we submit our papers to her. We’re almost done with the application for her, but we need to get our doctor’s papers and reference letters together as well. I’ve also begun working on our Picture …

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We had a meeting with Amy Miller yesterday. I really liked her on the phone, but in person she’s even better. She said we have a lot of qualities birthmoms look for: young, childless, dogs, own our home, land, me being adopted, etc. Yay! She told us she thought our paperwork would take us about …

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I can’t believe just how fast things are happening. I called Link this morning and got to speak with Amy Miller. They have no age or marriage length requirement, just that the applicants be Christians. Amy gave me a phone number for a woman who does homestudies, and I’ve left a message on her machine. …

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I spent several hours today researching agencies. It seems like there’s a billion! I know Link is good, but I’m waiting for their info packet to arrive. Lifetime Facilitators looks great, but we’ll see. My main prayer request is that we’ll find the right agency, and that God will make it very clear. There are …

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We’ve been praying about adopting. So many “little things” have been pointing to adoption that we began praying if that’s what God wanted for us. After Wednesday’s sermon, we both felt God calling us to step out in faith and to pursue adoption. We’ve contacted the Link in NC for information, but it hasn’t arrived …

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God showed Himself very clear to us this week. Our chest freezer had been leaking, and all of our food was covered in ice. We had a year’s worth – or close – that we couldn’t get to. Monday Stephen came home with an upright freezer – the Smiths had announced it was free but …

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So far, bills have gotten paid. God gave me 2 more piano students to replace 2 that moved. We had 8″ of snow last Thursday and Stephen had to stay home from work 2 days. He will get his check today, but next weeks’ will be 2 days short. We still have not paid mortgage. …

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The Taurus will not turn over; not sure what the problem is. Waiting to see how God will answer. Needed a new battery. It cost $40.