Next item in the heading is sabotage. Read the post before this regarding adoption negativity and you'll understand. Just didn't expect it. I disobeyed my own 3 rules I tell every parent when adopting:
Sure enough, I did not listen to #3 and had my heart & feelings hurt a bit this past weekend. I'm over it and writing about it helped immensely. We'll get there. So, anyone want to become a long distant relative all of a sudden?--LOL. I'm just kidding folks, really just kidding. My adoptions have never been smooth in retrospect so why should this one be any different. Just have to follow my own rules and I'll get there to completing our family. The support of family would have been wonderful to have this go around but I guess it is not meant to be. And that's okay. To each their own. Adoption is just the way we complete our family. It is not a mission for us, not an act of philanthropy, nor an act of kindness. It really is just the way our family was formed and something we forever treasure be given the opportunity to do.
Okay, spring time has really been all over the place at this house. We lOVE color. Our flowers are starting to bloom and it is just gorgeous all over. You seriously could not ask for better days. Just puts everyone in a great mood. Well, unless you're getting stitches of course. Here's a look at some flowers starting around the yard:
These are the white and pink azaleas we have in our yard. Can't wait for a few more years and they'll have some size to them. Very beautiful and vibrant though. I try to get most my plants at the end of season clearance. you know, when they look about half dead. They can be revived and look at the outcome!
Just wanted to give some upbeat color to this blog after the negativity post. We are moving forward and upward w/ this adoption journey. We all know you hit roadblocks along the way. You just find a different route to go. Life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. Fortunately, we are folks that love to drink lemonade. I do have the older child adoption post coming soon. Just had to relax a little after this weekend. Thanks again for the tremendous support and encouragement. It is times like these that you realize just how important that is.