I just got word from our case worker that my, "these shriveled prints will certainly be rejected" prints and Jeremy's "we have no record of these, call back next week" prints have both been returned to our agency ACCEPTED!!!!
Yes, you read that right. God is good. I shed a tear when I heard the news. I am overwhelmed by His provision in this situation and His response to our prayers, and the prayers of others.
Our caseworker told us the office is going through an audit and so our Home Study will probably not be completed and approved for a few weeks, but we can (almost) just relax and enjoy the holidays.
I have to sing J's praise a little bit here. And maybe swoon, just a little. Included in our profile book are letters written by Jeremy and I, to the prospective birth parents. It has to explain a bit about our family, our home, values, and of course information about who we are. I had been asking - read nagging - Jeremy to start his letters for a couple of weeks now. I know this kind of 'getting your feelings onto paper' project is not something he finds easy and I felt like he had been dragging his feet. So this weekend, after a conversation that included,
Me - Did you write your letter yet? (knowing he hadn't!)
J - Not yet
Me - Can you please just write it, we are almost done. This is the last part.
J - I know you have told me. I told you I would do it. Please drop it.
Me - But please can you just start writing it, you don't have to finish but at least start it.
J - You know, you are not exactly inspiring me to write nice things about you right now.
I dropped it! Realising that I was getting no where fast, and that I was being really annoying!
Later that night he wrote the first letter and when I read it I almost cried, it was so beautiful. I have a hard time getting my head around the fact that he wrote it. I mean, I would want this an to be the father of my child. Wait...! I am so proud that this guy is my husband and that I get to share life with him.
Looks like the beginning of December will be the start of our paper pregnancy. We are over the moon!!