Hurry up and wait

The system is slow, so very slow.  I thought our Petition to Adopt was sent in weeks ago.  But just last night we received the court documents to sign.  We signed them and they are on their way back to the lawyer to submit to the court.  Then it could be another 90 days before our court date for adoption.  Did I say how slow the process was?

Life is getting a little better around here.  The kids are out of school for the summer and I get to stay home with them.  There are camps and vacations to go on and we are ready for fun.  There will be some summer school, just to keep AD engaged and not have an epic memory loss when school starts in August.

She is having trouble allowing us to be her family.  She wants a family, but still won’t talk to us about what’s going on with her and won’t ask for help when she needs it.  She is finally doing simple hygiene tasks without having to be reminded.  Her grades are not where we would like them, but for missing two years of school and skipping a grade for social reasons, she’s doing okay.

So now we just hurry up and wait.  Reminds me of boot camp 24 years ago.  We wait for documents to be submitted to the judge, we wait for the subsidy to start and we wait for our court date.  It’s been almost a year and we are ready to be done with the process.

This is my favorite place in the world.  I love looking at this picture and remember the serenity of Ireland.

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

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