Well we are moving right along. We had our home study meeting in our home this past Monday. I cannot begin to express to you how stressed I was about this. I wanted everything to be absolutely perfect, and if you have kids in the home you know all to well that it never is. I picked up and cleaned for days! Mallory, my oldest daughter, really enjoyed poking fun at me over this. For instance, I was in the kitchen just straightening up the refrigerator and Mallory said, "Well the Ranch dressing bottle is not in the right place, I bet they are going to tell us we cannot adopt a child." She thinks she is sooo funny.
We had to keep our girls out of school for our home study agent to meet them. I asked for prayer about this at church on Sunday and if any of you know my youngest, Arleigh, you know why. LOL! She is so funny and very outgoing, but she has no filter. If she thinks it, she says it no matter what it is. For instance, Dwane took the girls to the dentist the other day and Arleigh was talking to the employees there about her new horse. She told them that we finally have something that passes gas more than her dad! Which is very hilarious if she is not your daughter :) (If you know us personally please do not tell Arleigh I told this on her. She is at the age that she is not very happy when we tell stories on her, but they are all too funny not to share).
Needless to say, the home study went great! We gave her a tour of our home and talked a while and Arleigh did not share any embarrassing stories! I would say this was success!
We are still wading through all the dossier paperwork and waiting for our home study to be finalized. Please pray for us in this process. We are now starting to see the end of the tunnel of all this paperwork!
The scripture I cling to when anxiety sets in is:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard you hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.