So last Saturday we had a big work day in the nursery because we got new carpet this week and wanted to make sure the painting was done before the new carpet. So we asked my dad to come and help us out. My dad is a contractor and has done a ton of beautiful work in my house. So I knew I needed him to help make sure the nursery was on point! And of course it looks great. So because we don’t know what gender we are going to end up with I decided to go with a green color. The paint color is actually called “seedless grape”. I love it! I am also kind of in love with bright green colors. I have a wall in my guest bathroom that is bright green and in our last house I had a HUGE wall in my kitchen that was bright green. So it was an easy choice for me. The theme for the nursery is woodland creatures. I have gotten some pieces that can go either boy or girl and then once we know what we are having I will be able to add more girly things or more boy things. I love decorating so this is so much fun for me!
The weird part of it all is getting a nursery together and baby items, while having no idea when you will become parents. For me the waiting has been the hardest part of the process thus far. I didn’t mind the paperwork because it was something active to do and you could see the end . All the meetings with our social worker didn’t bother me because it also had an end goal. Now that we are waiting there is still an end goal but you can’t see it. At the moment the end is very far out of sight. In the stage we are at you have to live like you are adopting and could get a call at anytime but also continue to live your life and not expect a call. If I lived every day on my toes thinking I was about to get the call I would go CRAZY! It has been kind of a hard balance to find. But I think I am finally finding it.
Something that has helped me in this process is writing in my journal and being in the word of our Lord. This blog has actually helped me as well, it helps me process all things of the week and my emotions about waiting to adopt. God’s overwhelming peace has also be absolutely incredible. I am so thankful for that. Let’s not forget about my awesome husband who is a constant strong pillar for me. He is always so emotionally strong and is always there to talk me down when I let my emotions get the best of me. So thankful.
Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
John 14:27 (NIV)
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.