Sunday, January 10, 2010

Baby steps

Today Nathan and I spent the afternoon taking another step in our adoption journey. We got fingerprinted! I was so hoping it would be the old fashioned way with ink, cause that would have made a cuter picture...but turns out the state of Illinois is up on technology and used fancy, non-ink techniques.

Nathan has good deep-ridged fingerprints...mine were not so good. I told the guy I do a lot of things with my hands (sewing, knitting, scrapbooking, painting, sanding, etc...) he said that would easily wear them down. I don't care as long as they are good enough and I don't have to do them again.

It is nice the change a new day can bring. Yesterday I was getting a little (read: ate almost a pound of chocolate) bummed out because our adoption journey is not moving as quickly as I would like it to. The ball had stopped rolling. I felt completely overwhelmed looking at the items left for us to complete before we can bring a child home. The list felt never-ending. Part of me just wanted to give up...I felt hopeless. I went to bed in tears.
Today when we got up we decided to do something on that list. When we walked into the waiting area at the fingerprinting place I felt a surge of happiness. We were moving towards our goal again, we took a step, and albeit a very small step, it sure feels awesome to be rolling that ball again.


Kristen said...

yeeehaw! excellent news

Happy Herrons said...

The fingerprints are HUGE, because so much other stuff depends on that being done. That is a huge step!

Shaun and Emily said...