With my recent posts dealing with medical endeavors/decisions, I thought it time to update on the adoption endeavor. Personally, I'm more excited about this one.
First of all, we both feel an inner tug towards South Korea. We had prayed for a concrete sign back in March through a novena. On the last day of the Novena, God sent us the sign we had been looking for. The more I see Asian babies, the more my heart flutters. I currently have a crush on the baby Korean brother of one of my students!! A parent at my school's open house (she adopted from China) said this is called "Asian Stalking." Ha.
Thus far, God has not put any other place (local or international) on our hearts. I have to believe that Korea is where He is leading us...hopefully He will send my thick head a message if He has other ideas. :)
After our SHE meeting, our speaker sat down with me and reviewed the packet from the adoption agency. I had tossed it into a file upon the devastating news about the BMI (Body Mass Index) requirement. However, quite a few things on the list can be done now. I'm determined to get these items done in the next couple weeks.
Secondly, with the New Year here and Thanksgiving/Christmas eating long gone, I've hit the ground running for the weight loss. Numerous options were available, such as Weight Watchers that left me in a quandary. Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, I was able to purchase some personal training sessions at my gym. The trainer has been the "x" factor so far, as my workouts are far more effective than before. I'm also using an iPod Touch app called "Lose It," which helps me track the amount of calories in a given day, as well as exercise and weight.
The result is that i have lost 6lbs in the last couple weeks (16 since the fall) and have only 19 to go! I am so excited and feel much healthier. Not to mention that the sweet face of a Korean baby is ever in my mind during those strenuous squats and sit-ups. :) I really credit the prayerful support of family and friends (real life and virtual!), as my motivation has become a lot stronger.
Thank you all so much for your prayers and kind words. And I really appreciate your comments about SHE...if you ever want to collaborate, please let me know!!