We couldn't work in another photo shoot until Thursday evening because we both have extremely busy work weeks this week..and we're already booked in the evenings with physicals, FBI Fingerprinting, police fingerprinting for the state of TX, notary appointments, you name it. Last night, Ben and I were talking and realized that we have already spent over 40 hours filling out all of this paperwork. That's mind-blowing. Not to mention all the hours of work we have left ahead of us before we're done. We know that it will all be worth it in the end...but right now we're feeling very overwhelmed and stretched thin.
Just a little bit ago, I had to pause in the middle of my crazy day and read this verse...it always helps to calm me down and I will definitely be camping out on this thought for today... But any prayers you could throw our way this week would be greatly appreciated =)
Matthew 6:34 - "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it's own."
Ahhh....that's always good for me to hear!
On a more positive note, we did have a great weekend at the Tapestry Adoption Conference 2008. I won't go into too much detail, but the most interesting session we sat in on was called "An Adoptee Panel: A look Ahead." It was a panel of adult adoptees sharing their different life struggles in dealing with adoption. They shared their personal adoption stories and how they dealt with the different challenges and blessings that being adopted brought into their life. It was really great to hear them share about their adoptive parents and about things they did or didn't do well to communicate adoption with them. We truly enjoyed it!
Also...our great friends Michael & Tiffany McDaniel had their baby this weekend...YAY!!! We were so excited to finally meet little Brielle and so thankful that she is healthy and doing well. We went up to the hospital on Saturday evening with Grant & Jayme and all just had a great time hanging out.
That's it for today... more to come later this week, I'm sure... Thanks again for all of your prayers and support!