I've changed the title and look of my blog...for a very good reason. Many of you already know this information but some of you may not. I am starting the process to adopt Andrew's brother! I will be adopting from Ethiopia--hopefully an infant boy. This process is easier than Guatemala but may take a little longer. I will tell you all the details in new posts but for now I wanted to explain the new look.
The title "Outnumbered" is not literally true yet (although there are days when it feels like there are three Andrews and only one me) but it is true in my heart and in my head. The adoption process takes on a life of it's own and occupies as much time and energy as a new child would. There is a line in an Indigo Girls song that says it perfectly, "You set up your place in my thoughts....moved in and made my thinking crowded". That is adoption. It takes up space...a lot of space...and pushes other important details (like things that people just told me and where I put the groceries) to the side. Even in a relatively easy process there is stress---good stress and bad stress.
I'm very excited about this new journey. When I started my adoption process to bring Andrew home, I didn't have a blog. I kept a journal which I will give him some day but this blog allows me to share every part of the journey with you and to have a record of it for 'him'.
I promise to write more this week and share everything I know so far. Changing my blog is causing me deep, deep stress and it's all I can handle for one day. :)