Oh, the journey to our children!!! Whether through birth or adoption, there are so many emotions; days that are up, and days that are down.
When I was pregnant with Caresse (our 3rd, and last pregnancy for health reasons), I had been SOOO SICK (life threatening) and was just not into the whole birth thing! I had gone through more than I thought I could handle. I am not kidding when I tell you that I told Steve more than once that I didn’t want to go into labor. Yea, I can laugh now, because of course, we all know that nature will do what it does. And it did, and she came, wrong side up (which made for a difficult AND PAINFUL delivery). I was so relieved to be holding her and all I could say was “It’s a baby, it’s a baby”! Steve finally laughed and said, “Yes, and since you are the only one who has held “it”, tell us if it is a girl or a boy!!” (We birthed at home, which I loved by the way).
Now on to today, and as we wait for our children from China, I wanted to update ya’ll on the “pregnancy”. We sent in the papers to be authenticated at the Chinese Consulate in Chicago over three weeks ago. Within a few days the whole package showed back up - un-authenticated. Two problems; my birth certificate had to go to Texas for authentication separate from the rest (which we didn’t know), and our police report was over 6 months old, which they would not accept - the notary has to be under 6 months.
We sent my stuff to Texas and already received it back last week.
HOWEVER, our updated police reports have still NOT showed up. I was so hopeful that our dossier would be in China by now. And I am disappointed that it could still be “who knows” how long. Everything is so time sensitive and well,
it is frustrating. Would ya’ll please pray with us....THANK YOU.
This afternoon I’m off to the dr. for Caresse. She has a really bad rash on her legs and arms. I had this a week ago, and now Kalyn woke up with it this morning. However, Caresse has it much worse than us, so I am hopeful to find something that will help her.
We had a great day yesterday celebrating Mother’s Day 1st at church, and then at my favorite local State park for a picnic, hiking, and wonderful river playing. No pictures, if you can believe that...both of my batteries were dead.
Time for lunch, because after I eat my healthy fruits and veggies, I am going to indulge in the delicious chocolate cake that is waiting for me. YUMMM.