As most people know, there is generally a lot of waiting done during an adoption. Well, Brian and I are there now. We're waiting to get a call from Ava, our director, saying that she has a birthmom who might be interested in us. (As an aside-- Ava called me last week and I could be barely contain myself. Turns out she just wanted to let us know we should be getting our finalized homestudy in the mail. I hope I didn't sound deflated, because that's definitely how I felt! I guess I'm just a little trigger happy. )
So I'm trying to think of productive and useful things to do now before the baby gets here. (I'm pretty busy as it is, but sometimes you feel impatient and it helps to have some stuff to keep you occupied.) This isn't a to-do list, but just some suggestions for myself when I feel aimless:
1. Pray for my baby, my baby's mother, and our agency.
2. Clean out the house. Reorganize and dispose of useless items. Make room for baby stuff.
3. Have a yard sale. Adoptions are expensive!
4. Work odd jobs.
5. Take some classes at the seminary.
6. Save money!! (We've got a little baby fund set aside, so that when we need to get all our baby stuff, we'll be ready.
7. Spend time with friends and family.
8. Serve the church.
10. Take a walk.
11. Read about adoption, baby care, and education.
12. Write letters to friends & family.
Well, that is my list for now. It ought to keep me somewhat busy. :) I'm open to suggestions, too.