Waiting on the Sunshine to Return

Before I get started I just have to say ‘thank you’ for all the sweet messages and 50+ (!) Facebook posts.  Several people mentioned how lucky our baby would be to get us as a family and that struck me as odd…I had never thought of that!  All I can think about is how lucky WE are going to be.  Isn’t that strange?  But, you’re right, we will all be blessed when we’re matched.  Most definitely.

And for those who like updates on this sort of thing–we’ve sent all the preliminary forms and fees and the next step is a meeting and then the homestudy.  We have decided to use Covenant Care as our agency as a dear friend of mine adopted her two children from there.  After the homestudy is approved and more fees are paid our profile and birth mother letter will me ready to view!  And then it’s a waiting game because unlike when I was adopted they don’t just give a baby to the next person in line.  Today the birth mother gets to pick the parents so we could wait hours…or years.  We’re cool with that and all, but in the back of mind I can’t help but think about how I’m a perfect match for my parents even though my birth mother knew nothing about them.  Yes, God works in a mysterious ways.

Anyway, back to the regularly scheduled program.

Stairwell {also known as “The Shrine to Mary Margaret”}.

Lately it has been very dreary in Georgia.  Overcast, misty, cold…dare say even snow!  And it makes our old house oh-so-dark.  It doesn’t help that we have over half the rooms closed off {we have so much unused space that we close it off to save on heating costs…another post for another day} and there is no light streaming from one room to the next.

kitchen table silhouette
Kitchen table in silhouette.

And I’m not going to lie, mid-last week I was so so so SO tired of the darkness of it all I was seriously considering taking a sledge hammer to my living room wall.  I NEED LIGHT! was all I could think about.

Candlesticks on bedroom mantle.

Now what’s funny about all this is that we have two or more windows in every room except two–that’s a lot.  But with the big trees and the closed off rooms and the overcast days…well, I was getting a wee bit crazy.

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Dining room mantle’s mirror.

Thankfully Saturday and Sunday provided a much-needed reprieve with temperatures in the 70s and oh-so-sunny.

shaving miror
Shaving mirror.

{And no, I’m not going to talk about how Monday morning I work up to dreary skies and highs in the 40s.  No.I.Will.Not.}

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Coffee urn spout.

So I did what any normal person would do…I ran around taking pictures of sunlight!  You know, just in case the sun was never going to come out again {hey, it could happen!}.

rocker feet
Rocker shadow.

And these pictures make me smile.  They make me happy.  They give me hope that spring and sunshine and gardenias will be here before I know it.  Praise the Lord!

porcelain door knob
A century-and-a-half-year old door knob.

pedestal sink
C.’s sink.


Snapshots on a nightstand.

But…if you don’t hear from me soon you might want to send a search party over to my house because I just checked the forecast and my worst fear has come true: another week of cold dark dampness.  Fabulous.  Just fabulous.

2 Responses to Waiting on the Sunshine to Return

  1. Erin February 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    I feel your pain 110%! I soaked up every ounce of the 70+ degree weather we had this weekend too and now we are snowed in again. Spring can’t get to Dallas fast enough for me!

  2. Dianna February 1, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    Hey – be glad you’ve had the warm weather! We’re happy to get out of the 30’s here in Virginia!!
    But – spring will be here one day!


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