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    Approval of the higher kind

    Tears. Happy, Joyful, Excited, Anxious, Tears.   As I was checking my email at the end of the day and saw my agency’s name, I figured they’d gotten the updated psych information they were waiting for from the new psychologist.  (It was supposed to arrive early this week).  Then, I read the subject… News from Colombia!!! (notice the multiple exclamation points!!! *grin*) I was.not.expecting the actual news inside.  I thought it might have been new pics, or an update on the girl.  Or ICBF had a question about something in my dossier or ugh, were requesting more information.  (I must have been unconsciously ignoring the multiple exclamation points!) I opened it. …

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    Start to Finish

    Saturday was race day.  The race didn’t end up being a grand fundraiser as I’d originally hoped it would (next time, I’ll plan ahead a little better!), but it was still a fun day to fulfill a personal challenge.  After picking up my BIB and t-shirt the day before, I got everything ready to go for the early morning start. Clothes depending on morning weather, play list created, phone charged. I needed to leave my house extra early to be there in time for the start. (especially knowing there would be traffic)   And wanted it all out and ready to go, so I could sleep as late as possible!!  Yellow…

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    Faith

    I want to begin this post with the exciting news…. The most recent fees have been paid in full!!!  That’s right, one more chunk down.  Josie’s adoption is over 50% funded, only about $14,000 to go.  Whew, what a great feeling that is!  I can’t even explain the sense of relief I’ve had this weekend. This process is stressful, and I’ve been struggling, a lot, with some major doubt for the past few weeks.  I think I’ve gone through an entire large bottle of Tylenol in the past month.  And I know I’ve ingested more than the ‘suggested amount’ of tums.  I hope I’ve been able to contain the grumpy…