I want to publicly and personally express my gratitude to Keriann who has done three very important things regarding the adoption:
1) She let me drag her to my bank to notarize my employment verification. And when my bank was closed she took me to her bank- on her one day to flex out of work early.
2) She completed a reference form within about two hours when I had to ask her to make up for our other references who are totally slacking (Yeah, you know who you are!!!)
3) She was the very first person to say "congratulations" to me when I said I was adopting. I know that sounds so simple, but adopting is a funny thing. When you say "I'm adopting" people tend to say things such as "Oh, that's neat" or "what made you want to do that?" I rarely hear "congratulations" the way that a pregnant woman would.
So, thanks a million Keriann. The most meaningful thing I can think to do in return is to ask everyone reading this to pray for her fiance's safety while he fights for us in Afghanistan and prepares to return in January.