Today was everything I wanted it to be, and just a tiny bit more. Usually on Sunday nights I wish time would stand still and it would never turn Monday. Sunday is most definitely my favorite day of the week and this past Sunday was no exception. We had a packed day full of fun yet I was still able to accomplish a lot around the house. Usually Mondays I wake up with zero motivation to do anything. . . so I end up spreading everything out through the week that needs to be done, but today was different. I woke up full of energy and excitement. I don’t know what it was, except maybe this desire to make sure everything is done before we get the call for a baby. I cleaned the entire house good. I mean real good. I had a healthy lunch made for Kevin when he got home. Ran a couple of errands, washed the car that was nasty from our mountain vacation, finished laundry, and tonight went for a run in the most perfect weather we’ve had here in a while. We also got a new car seat for free and they came to help us install it correctly. With having a whole class on car seat safety and having them here tonight, I feel very proud of how much I know concerning car seats. I think anyone who owns a car seat should take a class. There seems to be so much people don’t know that could be fatally damaging in a bad car accident.
Babies and car seats. Yah, yah. Have I mentioned that we are officially licensed foster parents?! We got the news the Friday before we left for vacation. So we are expecting a call any day now for a baby. It’s really happening and we are so excited! It’s amazing to think that in July we started out on this journey and just a few short months later, we’re about to fulfill this dream we have of helping children in need. The whole process from start to finish has gone so smooth and I can’t help but feel completely blessed. I heard quite a few horror stories in the beginning, and I’m very thankful none of those came true for us!
Last week we were able to go on a lovely vacation with my family to the mountains in North Georgia. Despite it raining 5 out of the 7 days we were there, we had a blast! We were able to pack a lot in while we were there. Horseback riding through the mountains, exploring and driving through the wilderness to find waterfalls, fishing for my first time as an adult (in which I discovered I will probably never do that again!), enjoying apple dumplings at Georgia’s famous Apple Festival, climbing to the tallest point in Georgia and being covered in a cloud (one of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced!). We also had fun playing darts, pool, and poker along with relaxing in our cabin’s hot tub and hammock! This cabin had it all. Laying out on the hammock listening to the creek below and staring at the beautiful mountains almost brought me to tears a couple of times. It’s in those settings that I really seem to appreciate God’s work. It’s absolutely amazing and breathtaking and I’m so thankful for our time there. We tried to soak in every minute of it seeing as how it might be our last vacation for a little while!