So it may have taken me a ridiculously long time to hang this and take pictures, but I actually finished it fairly quickly. Regardless, the bunting banner is completed, which means that our nursery is completed. Guess the only thing missing now is a baby to actually use it. I generally shut the door to the nursery so that Maddox doesn't end up claiming it as his own, but every once in a while I find myself wandering in and poking around. Just walking in and looking at all we've made and done for this baby helps me remember why we are doing this. In these moments, the stress about money and timing and our complete lack of control are worth it.
I broke down last night and decided to take an owl painting that I had done a few months back and put it in the nursery. I'm slightly sad that the colors don't match, so I may be painting another one soon to put in this spot. I keep painting and creating, but find that I'm running out of room for all of my stuff. Because I apparently can't stop myself, and honestly don't have anymore wall space, I'm going to start selling some of my stuff. Hopefully, it will prove to bring in a couple of extra bucks that we can put towards our adoption fund. At any rate, I've created an Etsy shop that I will slowly start filling with my stuff. If you see anything on the shop or on the blog that you'd be interested in purchasing, please let me know and I can either make you your own (bunting banner included), or you can buy the ones I already have.
In to other news: Ryan was playing church softball last Thursday and dove into a fence. He fractured a bone in his left shoulder. He's on light duty at work for the next 3 months, and will only be able to do minimal amounts of work around the house for quite some time. With all of the not-so-fantastic stuff going on lately, I'm starting to feel a bit beat down. God has been teaching me so much in the pain, but I honestly can say that I'm very ready for Him to step in. I feel selfish even saying that I'm ready for something good to happen when He has blessed our family with so much. I know that this is the place that He wants me. I'm hardheaded and I've always had be at the point where I feel like I've got nothing left in me before I'll get what He's trying to teach me.