Sunday, March 19, 2006

First Meeting with Maria

I just completed my first visit with my social worker, Maria. We talked for two hours and we covered a lot of ground. I was really struggling with feelings of inadequacy earlier today before she arrived. You know: She's going to think I don't make enough money, my house is too small, I'm too immature... All of which is nonsense, of course. I was just dealing with self doubt. I experienced similar feelings before I began my master's program.

Anyway, I feel like it went well and I'm ready to move on to the next steps. AND my house is REALLY clean!!!

15 Comments:

  • At 5:29 PM, Blogger Eliza2006 said…

    I'm so glad everything went well...I knew it would!

    Tiffany

     
  • At 6:33 PM, Blogger Ford & Alyson said…

    Our SW was chock full of insights and helpful suggestions. Remember, they're trying to help you get to your daughter not keep you away.

    Sounds as though things went well. Hang in there and before you know it you'll be DTC & LID!!!

     
  • At 6:46 PM, Blogger Julie said…

    You're going to make it!

     
  • At 7:00 PM, Blogger Christi said…

    Yay! I am so glad. Now you can relax. It's so good that your mom helped you get ready too. I remember wanting everything to be perfect. It's so silly to think of now, but I spent $40.00 on flowers for the porch the day before the SW came. Somehow it made me feel more presentable.

     
  • At 9:05 PM, Blogger Michelle said…

    Good for you! I'm glad it went well. Looks like we're almost on the same timeline!

     
  • At 9:25 PM, Blogger Joannah said…

    Thank you all for following along and being supportive. You don't know how much I appreciate your kindness.

     
  • At 3:58 AM, Blogger Stephanie said…

    Congrats! As I mentioned on another person's blog, a SW's job isn't to prevent people from becoming parents, but to help fulfill their dreams of parenthood. I found my SW very open-minded and was please with the process!

     
  • At 7:10 AM, Blogger Sandy said…

    I'm so glad it went well for you! I thought about you yesterday and couldn't check in since my home computer crashed so I said a prayer for you!

    That was so sweet of your mother to help you get ready beforehand! My mom did the same thing and I loved lounging in the clean house after the visit!

     
  • At 9:32 AM, Blogger Kim M. said…

    Great news!! I knew you would do great. You have made it over a very big hurdle. Congrats!!!

     
  • At 9:36 AM, Blogger Kristin said…

    It's so nice isn't it... to be moving along and things going so well... you'll be DTC before you know it!!!

     
  • At 1:03 PM, Blogger Jodie said…

    Great! Whenever you're in doubt, remember the classic story of The Little Engine That Could!! "I think I can, I think I can! Ok, I know that's a little strange, but it works for me!

     
  • At 1:22 PM, Blogger Jenny said…

    Wahooo!!! One step closer to Jillian. : )

    Jenny

     
  • At 4:59 PM, Blogger Mariah said…

    Glad to hear all went well! I always felt more energized about the whole process after meeting with my SW!!
    Congrats!!

     
  • At 7:33 PM, Blogger Shana said…

    Yay! I'm sure Maria was very impressed with you! No more self-doubt! :)

     
  • At 6:44 PM, Blogger Lisa and Tate said…

    The big unknown is the hardest!!! Your SW probablly loved you!!! She is trying to place a child in a loving home.... she has found it in you.

    Lisa

     

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