When we originally signed on with our agency, we had to submit 40 books. Why 40? That was the number that in all their experience, they felt was a good number. Sometimes people need to submit more, sometimes they all aren't used. Well, you know, Rebecca only hears what she wants to at times. ;-P So clearly, i heard the 40, and done!
So, on this day, it hit kinda hard. I got the email about them needing more. So, on one side of head i'm thinking.."WTF? close to 40 profiles have gone out and we still aren't matched?" The other side of my head is thinking, "SOB, now i have to pay more money to have additional printed." I drank wine that night in my "woe is me" moment.
So i called the agency, because i knew i had about 10 extras still. I asked if that would be enough for now. (They were requesting 20 more). The hope is that we will be matched before i have to shell out another chunk of change for reprints. She did tell me that there were a lot of intake calls with lots of young moms, and that our profile had been out a ton. There were also 5 instance placements between Thanksgiving and Christmas! So 2011 was off to a great start for waiting families!
So, as we get ready to enter month 18, i have finally conceded that i just can't control the situation and i've taken a face dive into my business and work as a great distraction! It has helped me to be more relaxed and i know without a doubt that God will only give me what i can handle at the best time.