I am having some real trouble putting together a blog post today. I think the problem lies in the fact that I have entirely too many things running through my brain right now.
Hence, the list:
1- We have our foster care training this weekend. I'm excited about taking the first step in the adoption process. But I am totally paralyzed by trying to write my "autobiography." I keep looking at the page, starting to write, then deleting and staring at the blank page for a while. How are you supposed to sum up your life? It's harder than it sounds, apparently.
For those who don't know, Adam and I have planned on adopting for a really long time. We decided after working with our kiddos that we want to adopt through DFCS (the state) rather than overseas. Quite simply, when we were faced with the depth of the need in the inner-city and the sheer number of kids who desperately need a loving home, we felt strongly that we could help in some (very) small way but opening our home and making one such child a part of our family. I will keep you posted on our journey, because y'all know I can't keep my mouth shut about these sorts of things.
2- I may have mentioned a time or twenty that my best friend is moving. They closed on their house yesterday, and I've been a hot mess about it. Poor Jayci is too. She keeps saying "NURNER!" every time she sees a picture of any little boy. Here the two little munchkins are dancing together. They have some sweet moves.
4 - Immediately following our 30 hours of foster training, we are leaving for the beach. Which I am very excited about, but also slightly stressed by the possibility of wearing nothing but bathing suits, tank tops and shorts for a week straight. Someone should have warned me that bathing-suit-season was so close when I was eating that second (or fourth) helping of ice cream.
5 - I don't actually have anything else (OK I probably do, but I can't remember anything at the moment), so I will leave you with something that's been sitting on my brain this morning:
"Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter."~Francis Chan