I had about a 45 minute conversation with our Adoption Specialist today, I found the new office with out much difficulty, and it does seem to be better suited for the way they work. Becky's new office has a big window and is very cheerful!
I just have to say, I love this woman. I am so blessed to have her in my life and in my corner. As we spoke, she asked how the wating was going, and I explained my on again off again frustration with the whole thing. It turns out, I am about as close to average as anyone else out there. Everyone gets frustrated no matter how long they wait. She did express that she was surprised that we hadn't matched yet, but that it's never easy to guess how long it will be at the beginning. It is nice to know that she thinks were great enough to be chosen. I felt a lot better after talking with her. I did ask her to check in with me a little more often, just so I don't feel "forgotten" she seemed to think that was a reasonable request. :D
She was really happy with the gift bags I brought with me, and she was sure that Sarah, the pregnancy counsellor would really like them. And she gave me the green light to take donations at my church in their name for additional bags! So, now I have to start getting my list together for the bulliten and get it to the Church Secretary soon!
So, after my very full week last week, it was nice to decompress about my adoption worries with her, and to know that I'm normal, is great!
Thank you for Becky and the staff of Bethany Christian Services. They are truely a blessing to me, even when we have to fill out a new form unexpectedly! The work that they do with women in crisis is just amazing. And to be part of their organization is just as exciting to me as what they will eventually do for us.
I pray earnestly for the mother and family of my child, please keep them safe, let them be supportive of her decision, and please help Jer and me to be calm in this frustrating time. I know you are in control, we trust you with this important part of our lives, and we know that you have our best interests at heart.