When we left for Africa, fall was leaving and winter was moving in. When I returned from Africa, I had an entire winter ahead of me, three whole months of cold air, stinging rain, and maybe *just maybe* some snow. Back then, when people asked about Abi’s arrival day I’d say, “Late winter or early spring.” And now winter’s moving out, spring’s moving in and the warmer days and blooming flowers are physical “in my face” reminders of how much time has passed.
After court (hopefully soon) we'll have a few more months of waiting on visas, passports, etc. It's clear that my hopeful date of Abi's arrival has moved from winter or spring, to spring or summer... ouch. This process is chhhalllenngingg to one's heart. Very, very challenging. (Dear adoptive mamas, I know many of you have had to wait 5 times as long as I've waited, or longer,... so I apologize for my whiny spirit and I seriously commend you for your patience! Major props to you!!)
In the meantime, I will continue to work away at THIS LIST and try to not totally depress everyone I come in contact with... (including you readers.)
Speaking of you readers, my mama asked me today what had been one of the best "distractions" during this painful time away from Abiella and I said, "my blog." So THANK YOU for giving me something to look forward to, for giving me a creative outlet, and for allowing me to laugh and cry all in the same week's posts. Y'all rock!