Since time is running out I decided to get going on my list. Did I mention one of the dressers I'm using in the nursery was my baby dresser? It's a taller chest and was just a light wood stain. I sanded it today and painted it a soft white color. I'll post pictures when I put the drawers back in and get some new nobs. It looks pretty good if I do say so myself. I can't wait for my mom to see the transformation. I know she'll love it.
Tomorrow we are planning to paint the nursery. We are just going with a light blue wall color. I have not purchased any bedding, but I have two different sets picked out. Depending on the sex of the baby we end up bringing home, I will order the bedding then. We have a cradle our friends offered to let us borrow so we will use that in the beginning anyway.
My classroom is almost finished. It's starting to come together. Now I just need to spend some time getting some plans done and figuring out what I need to teach in 2nd grade. I might be ready by August 23rd...time will tell.
Does anyone else who lives in Texas think the weather has been super hot? I just don't see how people work outside in this heat. I've also seen a lot of dogs outside and it just breaks my heart. My little guy is ready to come in pretty quickly after I let him out. I certainly don't blame him. It's so hot, our pool water feels like bath water. I laid on my floaty today with the water hose running on it just to cool off a bit after being outside sanding the dresser. Sorry, if it seems like I'm complaining. I'm definitely not. I love Texas and I wouldn't trade the heat for a long winter with all that snow in Michigan.
I know I've said many times before how much I love our church family. We have the best church. I prayed for a church where I felt like I belonged for a long time, even before I moved to Texas. I wanted Barry and I to get involved in a church and just have our close friends there. And it happened. We love our church!
Wednesday nights have been wonderful this summer. Our theme has been From Ordinary to ExtraOrdinary. Each week we've had a different theme. This week was prayer. There is always a short video by one of our members each week and then a discussion. Barry and I have been table leaders this summer...which really means nothing except we facilitate the discussion at our table. There are questions to go along with the video so it makes our job easy.
Our table had some good discussion this week and we talked about how different prayers have been fulfilled or how sometimes our prayers are not answered in the way we want them to be answered. During the discussion time, Barry mentioned that we feel so blessed that so many people have been praying for our adoption and that it has meant so very much to us. Our minister and his wife who we absolutely love were sitting at our table too. Henriann stopped us all right then and said she thought we should stop right then to pray for us and our situation. It was really a moving prayer for me. I'm a crier to begin with, but having everyone hold hands and just pray for us and for the birth mothers who are making decisions was a really special time. We know God is in control and has the perfect baby for us. Our prayers have really been more for the birth mothers during this process. I cannot begin to imagine the difficult decisions these women make. The depth of love they have for their child is a beautiful thing. It makes me cry to even think about it (it's the crier in me).
I know I'm not doing a good job of explaining how wonderful this time of prayer was, but I guess it was just something you would have needed to be there for. We are blessed by wonderful people who have supported us during our fertility struggles and continue to do so during the adoption process and while we wait. (It's not just our friends from church either.)God has definitely led us to the place we needed to be at this time in our lives. And for that I thank Him.
My day with the Pioneer Woman
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