Wednesday, February 4, 2009

MMMMMMMMMM.....

As I sit here fairly exhausted from finishing up with our annual state health department inspection today (they came in Monday, my first official day in my new facility here in Littleton, with a brand new management company, and tons of the new people in to help with the transition...), I find myself overwhelmed with lots of different feelings. Probably partly because I'm tired from 4 Looooong days at work, but I think mostly from the whole overwhelming enchilada of life. Sometimes it's like that, right? Lots of things happening all at the same time. I just have to sit back and let my mind take it all in...

a) There are BIG changes at work, with a new boat load of challenging but exciting expectations...it's got my mind so full...
b) A dreamy little doggie that doesn't seem to be getting a lot bigger (teeny and cute!) but who is now doing this new snorting, wheezing, sneezing, sniffling thing that seems concerning...(yes, we even worry about our "boy"!)
c) Knowing that our Immigration Approval is about to expire and that we have to start from scratch with a whole new homestudy agency since our old one went out of business - more paperwork, more check writing - Sooooo frustrating...
d) Keeping our expectations at bay with the knowledge that this adoption timeline just is unpredictable - we prepare ourselves for weeks more of waiting...

Oh the 'rush' of it all.

Jessica gave us a bit of news that basically says the process is moving, but that we are still on that same 'several weeks more' timeline. Someday it will happen, someday Koko will be in our arms...

someday when it's time.

May everyone have peace where ever life has you...
much love,
smj

I think I'll have a cold drink and let my doggie provide some much needed 'therapy' now!

7 comments:

Rebecca said...

Oh, about the snorting thing. Tallulah does it too (although most of the time it's in the summer when she's been playing outside a lot). I also have another friend that has a yorkie and she did it too (the yorkie, not my friend :). So, I think it's probably normal. Although, I did hear someone say that you could add something to their water to make it go away. Salt, maybe? But, that sounds weird. I'm sure you can find some cure on the internet!

I'm hoping and praying Koko comes home soon. I think people think waiting for a referral is the hardest wait, but for me the wait you're in now was the hardest. Even though Eli is home now, it still makes me want to burst into tears thinking about how painful the waiting was.

msl said...

Doggies give the best therapy sometimes!
I'm truly sorry this wait has turned out to be so painfully long for you all. I'm thinking of you and praying Koko is home soon!!!

J, A and T said...

Glad to see a new post....I keep checking in on you!!!!! I hope your new job starts to settle down soon. So glad we have some forward progress. I wish I could get excited about it, but as you guys know we still have a long way to go. Hang in there! Love you guys!

sparkz said...

I'm so sorry. I can't beleive all you guys are having to go through. Just checking in glad to hear some news, although I was hoping that you would know more and be able to move foward much easier and it not be so LONG.

The Albertsons said...

still hoping and praying with you...
becca

nicole said...

S and pc
think of you guys and pray for you, koko, and the journey to pick up the pace daily. you are an inspiration to us all! call if you need an ear.
nicole

Janita said...

I'm still following, and still praying for you guys. I didn't know you'd left the company and went elsewhere, but I hope the new job is all you hope for. Take care!

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