I'm having one of those down days. No reason for it, I guess- not a good reason, anyway. I think I've just been placing so much importance on getting the homestudy finished- thinking that's the key to getting this show on the road. But, I know there's still so much waiting ahead of us. The homestudy is just one tiny step forward. If we're going to start applying for adoption loans, as DH is adamant about doing, then that's another holdup before proceeding with our agency and getting our dossier sent over. The 171H could be another significant wait, too. I know from experience that this feeling will pass, and tomorrow I'll get my 2nd (or 222nd is more like it) wind and feel ready to keep going. With our first adoption, as with this one, I waited for several years for D. to be ready to start. Then the actual adoption wait was 23 months from start to finish, so this isn't a new game for me. Our documents were in China for 13 of those months, before finally getting our referral- then another month of waiting to travel. So, what's wrong with me? I should be able to handle this like an old pro instead of a spoiled child, right? Uh-uh... I want my baby TODAY! Is that too much to ask?
On the bright side, the water levels here have gone down considerably. We've had a couple of much-needed dry days, in spite of forecasts calling for more storms (prayer WORKS!), which has made a huge difference. Thank God it didn't get as bad as it could have! I guess I need to transfer my faith for weather miracles over to the adoption area and quit my moping.
Before I shutup for the day, I want to wish the dads a Happy Father's Day! Hope you have a blessed weekend. We're taking D. to a baseball game tomorrow, and the kids have a few gifts to give him on Sunday (almost entirely football related, or course!). If your a waiting dad, may this be the last Father's Day you have to spend waiting for your little one!