{abiding} in hope.

i spent my valentine's day in the baby aisle of target, trying not to morph into a teary ball from anxiety and excitement. you see, my husband and i are adopting, and we got the call yesterday afternoon that our home study will be this saturday. we weren't planning for saturday. to be honest, i don't even know if i was planning for february. maybe march?

but there we were, our valentine's day hijacked in the best possible way. i kept on having to remind myself to breathe.

because you can say "we're adopting!" and it be real. you can smile at people's misunderstanding and turn away from the too-personal questions that suddenly seem like the center of conversation. but when you grab the box full of pieces that make up what your baby will sleep in, what your baby will touch, you suddenly find yourself realizing just how real it is to hope. 

i'm over at Prudy's place today and would love for you to continue reading there....

Posted on February 16, 2012 and filed under abide.