One more full week, then 4 days, and Andrew and I are out for summer! Andrew is (hopefully) teaching summer school, but I am going to take it easy. For the last 7 1/2 years I have been the cheer advisor at our school, and it has been a tough last year. FYI…most cheer parents are seriously nuts. Some, not all, live vicariously through their daughters. It’s especially the parents of girls who aren’t even that talented. I cannot believe how much free time I have now, and how little time I have to spend on insignificant problems (i.e. my daughter isn’t in the front row, why aren’t the girls using boxes to stand on at the games, these other girls are being mean to my daughter, yada, yada, yada). I don’t have to work my summer around practice, camp, every little detail involved with other kids. I will admit…I’ll miss the girls the most. Most of them are so sweet. I’ll be able to watch them from the sidelines though!
So what do we have planned for the summer? Well, of course I hope I’ll finally be a mom. Other plans entail travel, trying new recipes, “spring” cleaning (I read an article that if it happens before the fall, it’s technically spring cleaning), gardening, playing with the dogs, continuing to get fit…
Travel plans this summer include Maui (can’t wait!) and AZ in July!!! We are staying at the Biltmore and I am very excited to see my family that lives there. I will keep all my loyal fans posted on my oh-very-exciting life!!! lol
BTW…writing about the cheer parents was so cathartic just now! Would it be evil if I wrote about the many stories I have involving them???
Friday night…and guess what we’re doing? We (I) lost everything on our computer this week. Everything. Pictures, favorite sites, documents, everything. I lost sleep over the damn thing. Tonight we spent the whole evening restoring all the programs and trying to get back online. Finally, after hours of working, it’s done! I have backed up all pictures from my camera now, and have learned a very hard lesson.
It did, however, take my mind off of baby. BTW, the “baby” on our page is the latest addition to the Bonsall household, Bruno. He is a Maltese and Rat Terrier mix, and is such a happy puppy. We are currently babysitting his brother, Sumo, as well, and the two wrestle like crazy day and night.
Another week went by, and no word from our SW about the adoption. I have been looking at other blogs, from start to finish, and there are so, so many families waiting to adopt like us. It’s comforting to know that I’m not alone in my feelings. So many friends and family mean well, but it’s hard to constantly be reminded about the unknown of when it’s going to happen.
“To adopt a child is a great work of love. When it is done much is given, but also much is received. It is a true exchange of gifts” ~ Pope John Paul II
Adoption isn’t our “plan B”. I have always wanted to adopt AND have a child of my own, however, since getting pregnant hadn’t happened, we decided to also pursue adoption. It’s opened our eyes to so many new things and possibilities…
Well…only 11 days of school left (not including today). The year has flown by! We are anxious for summer and warm weather and Hawaii! Andrew and I are taking Christian and Mariah (my stepkids) to Maui the day after school ends. I can’t wait! We had planned a big trip with family, but unfortunately plans changed because my cousin, Danielle, has to have back surgery. : (
So…we are still waiting for our match. Andrew spoke with the social worker last week to touch base, and there just isn’t a match yet. Will I be a mom this summer? I hope so! It’s true that this is the worst part…the waiting. When we were going through classes, filling out paperwork, getting the house ready, we were DOING something. Now we’re ready, and it seems to be taking forever. I know, I know that many people wait YEARS for a baby. We’ve been technically waiting since February. Wherever you are, baby, we’re waiting for you with open arms!
Andrew and I are patiently waiting for another match. Two weeks ago we received a call that we had been matched with a 2 year old boy. Last week, however, our social worker received more information and advised us to wait for another match. The reasons? His grandmother, who already had this little boy’s three older siblings, had every intention to adopt him, yet was denied because she didn’t have room. She was planning to move to accomodate him. The risk would’ve been quite high of him being removed from our home after being placed with us. As disappointed as we were, we would’ve been 100% times more disappointed to bond with him and then lose him. We are now praying that God will send us another match very soon. Wish us luck!