The only problem with a day to lounge is that it provides way too much time to casually pop on the Internet and read the many, many articles regarding the status of adoption in Guatemala. It is very disheartening, and I really don't know what we are going to do. Luckily, I guess, we are still in the Home Study process, so we do not need to make a final decision yet. I just want to.
I spend a lot of time thinking about those who are already in the process. We have become friends with a couple who are supposed to bring their son home in a few days, but that is not happening now. They will be bringing him home at the end of the month, and that is the real blessing. I wonder about all the other families who are waiting. I have read such strength and love in the stories of those who are willing to share. This is an amazing community we find ourselves among. We have a long way to go, but we know, like so many others, that there is a child that belongs with our family and we will do what is needed to bring her home.
I am looking for guidance on this ever looming decision. We are very fortunate to have a small and wise support group who are helping us process the real and unreal details surrounding the ongoing debacle (as one friend called it). The prevailing opinion of the moment is to wait and see. In the meantime, it doesn't hurt to gather information about the adoption process for other countries.
Man! I was in a happy-go-lucky snow day kind of mood, and now I have gone and "journaled" a whole heap of worries! Enough of that.
Another upside to a snow day is cleaning. WHAT?!? Those who know me well just dropped jaw, but I am serious. I puttered in between this and that, and my house is clean!! With Home Study Part 2 just around the corner, I am quite pleased with myself. Whether we can maintain this museum like appearance (ha!) for the next several days... well... nah, it will never happen. Well, at least the house looks nice for my in-laws who are joining us this evening.
Finally, here are some upcoming events that interested me:
Would love to check this out.
Hmmmm.... should I? It may be too late, but worth looking into.