Thursday, June 13, 2013

Loving a Paper Baby

So here you are looking forward to a post about perhaps loving a baby that I only know on paper- which is indeed true- but not what this is about.
I said goodbye to my paper baby today; sent it on a journey that is now out of my hands. It is hard to let go.

40 documents. Signed. Notarized. Apostilled. Now traveling overnight, alone, to its next destination.

The scared UPS man sealed the envelope while I instructed him for about the 5th time how I might DIE if this gets lost. I have been reading all about attachment issues and adoptions, but I have yet to come across the chapter regarding the attachment issues related to these paper babies.

The trip to Austin was quick and successful. For something I had never heard of before, apostilling seems to be a pretty legit and frequently used government service.

Next we went and saw Baby D's Aunt Amanda. Heart Happy.

Apostilling my paper babies And Hugging this girl......
Good Day Indeed!

Mom spent the week busy doing her Mom thing- making lists and organizing a game plan.  We tackled a couple projects, including an impromptu painting of Baby D's closet. At one point, I walked into the living room and found her with the couch pulled out from the wall cleaning the baseboards. Baseboards were not on my list but somehow they must of made it onto Mom's. Word on the street is that a home study does not equal a white glove inspection but it can't hurt to have a good first impression right?

Friday is the day.
I have some tricks up my sleeve.....
1. Go with the eyelids
2. Offer a snack
3. Bring the A game

We got this.


  1. Ooh girrrlll! Y'all are doing it! I can see as I read that the Lord has been faithful to your prayers for a Mama's heart-praise Him for that! I'm not sure what to pray for you all now- patience? just PRAISE that this is happening? deeper roots and strength in your marriage before your world gets ROCKED with such a rad change? Some combo of all of the above. So, so, so excited for what you're doing!

    1. V- I have to tell you that following you and Grant has been a huge encouragement and push into answering this call. Thanks for sharing your journey. I know you are revealing God's story of redemption and reconciliation every day not only to those kids but to every one who watches.