Well, yesterday we decided to make the trek to the Post Office to get our passports... it's been raining here in Rockford for the last few days and I LOVE the rain, but for some reason I have been feeling the "gloom" taking over. So, we are driving, both letting the gloom take over now, not really talking, we get to the Post Office go in and wait in line. We finally get to the front of the line and of course their is a lady there who has no idea how to work the digital camera. After fidgeting around with it for about 2o minutes she finally says, "would you guys mind going up to Walgreens to get your pictures done?" WHAT??!!! Okay, fine, we smile and say "of course, no problem" Exit Post Office, head the wrong direction three times and finally arrive at Walgreens. Smooth sailing there, we get our photos and head back to Post Office. As we are driving back I am lost in thought and finally start giggling. I turned to Michael and said, "Honey (yes, I call him honey) this is probably going to be the EASIEST step in this process and here we are grumping about it!" So we both kind of chuckle and realize how silly we are being, we return to the Post Office in much better spirits and were able to truly assure the incompetent women behind the desk that we are REALLY okay with the trouble. Passport applications submitted. Step One done. HOORAY!
Step Two, classes, classes and more classes. We are required to take three classes before we can schedule our home study. We are going to be out of town during one of them and found out today that they are willing to work with us and so we will be able to make up this class privately! Praise the Lord! He is faithful indeed!
*Illinois has some pretty cooky laws when it comes to adoption, they provide many hoops for us to jump through, pray the Lord will go before us in each of these steps.
*We are in the process of getting our home study going, pray that pans out smoothly and that we are given an understanding case worker as we are going through a secular agency for this.
*Pray that we keep our eyes on Christ, that we don't ever let ourselves become the heroes and that we are reminded often that we can do this only because in His great love he first adopted us into his perfect family.