Thursday, July 18, 2013


I haven't blogged in a while, but today seems fitting as life is going to change drastically in the next 24 hours.  We decided alongside our Doctor that Baby Utterback #2 should make his/her arrival by tomorrow if I don't go into labor on my own today.  I've had some visual issues in the last 3 weeks, yesterdays sent me to the hospital for observation, so for the sake of my health and baby's health we decided that an induction was best though not part of the original birth plan.  Josh and I both have peace and know the Lord's plan for the arrival of this baby is perfect so we are resting in that!!

Shortly after arriving home from the hospital yesterday I received a call from my supervisor at the adoption agency.  She let me know that the state licensing requirements for caseworkers had changed and that despite my years of experience I was now no longer qualified for my position due to not have a degree in a social services field.  My supervisor and the agency owner went to bat for me, and have offered me multiple other positions within the agency, but there is nothing they can do to make it possible for me to return in the same capacity.  I am bummed I will not longer be able to walk alongside these pregnant women as they create their adoption plans, but I know the Lord has a better plan.  I was telling Josh that I was grateful to receive the call last night as opposed to after the baby is born; there is something to be said about receiving bad news when rested as opposed to when you're sleep deprived.

In light of these new developments I am anxious to see how the next few weeks and months will play out.  Obviously the Lord knows I will need to focus exclusively on my husband and children.  I pray that he equips me for what he has planned.

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