Okay, so I know it's been a while since I've posted AND I know I'm a little behind in posting this - but I'm finally doing it. On September 23, 2011, we submitted our Formal Application to Bethany! *crowd roars* It's been almost a year since we began praying about whether or not to expand our family and how. We didn't get our answer until December 6th of last year, but we started praying in October. It's amazing how quickly things happen (and how slow they go as well). I honestly thought it'd be a few more months before we had what we deemed "enough" to start this process. God has just been blessing us so amazingly the past few weeks - I can hardly comprehend it! It's so real now - it's not just talk anymore. This is totally happening. It's hard to describe how different I feel from just 2 weeks ago to now. There's this odd feeling that's constant inside me - it's a mix of joy, excitement, amazement and a healthy level of terror thrown in there. Lol. I am going to have a daughter.... It's hard to wrap my mind around that. But man am I excited to try. God has been teaching me patience throughout this entire thing. His lessons for me seem to have the same theme: 'It's in my hands. Just wait and trust in Me'. So, I'm doing my best. I know that timing is everything and I'll need to continue to remember that as we get deeper and deeper into this whole process. I know there will be times when I want to scream, cry, and/or inflict bodily harm - but I know I need to trust in Him. He's never let us down before and when I wait on Him, things tend to go a lot smoother.