Now that I know when the TN documents will be in, I felt comfortable talking to my social worker about getting the meetings lined up. There will be 2; 1 in her office and 1 in my home. I told her what documents I was still waiting on, but she felt comfortable getting things moving as well! So, here is next week's schedule...Monday, I will have my physical and the notary is meeting me there. Tuesday, we are filing taxes (nothing to do with Patrick, but it's part of the week!). Wednesday is our first meeting with the social worker! Thursday is Bill's physical. My youngest son's birthday is also on Tuesday, as well as my oldest nephew's. Going backwards; Sunday, Jordan has a faith class at church that I have to go to with him. Friday we actually have nothing, and Saturday brings soccer! I can't wait until next week is here. We will be getting a lot accomplished for Patrick next week, which brings us closer to bringing him home!
On that note, I want to post something that was written by one of the dads that is adopting through Reeces Rainbow. It was sent out in an e-mail to our "group" and I have permission to share it. I don't know if anyone could say how I think we all feel any better than this. When Chris wrote this, him and his wife were 10 days away from going to pick up there child. So, in the words of Chris:
when it was 10 days before I met God and He adopted me, was HE this excited?
I wonder if His stomach did flips and He got tears in His eyes when He thought about holding me for the first time.
I wonder if His heart ached when He thought about my life without Him as my Daddy.
I wonder if it grieved Him to know that I was living as an orphan and had no hope of a future without Him.
I wonder if He was as okay with paying my ransom as I am with paying our boys'.
I wonder if, for Him, there was no cost too high, no sacrifice too great.