Thursday, February 10, 2011


I finally have my fingerprint appointment!!!

How odd is it though to travel outside my state of Illinois to an office in Indiana.

Oh well!!!

I will officially be fingerprinted on February 22 and really could care LESS WHERE it takes place! Just excited to get yet another hurdle out of the way in our process.

And last night...
I had my, what I'm guessing will only be, the first of many, dreams of my new little one.
As I've shared, we already have a name chosen for our new little girl, but will also be adding a portion of her given name as a middle name most likely. So until we're at a referral point I won't be sharing her name.
Anyway, SHE, was in my arms.
We were in a building somewhere here, it wasn't some run down thing on it's last legs.
BUT, something was happening and it was collapsing.
It was as if others didn't know this was going on.
And all I was doing was trying to get out with her in my arms, in my protection.
We ran through corridors, through doors, etc, just to make it outside...
But alas I woke up too soon to see the ending.

She is on my heart and mind.
My prayers of protection go with her.


Janet said...

I am excited for you! Will be praying that things will move fast and quickly! Janet

maureen said...

I guess the "maze" of paperwork is leaving an imprint on your subconscious! Hope it gets easier and faster!

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