Another delay. Court was postponed until Nov. 9. It feels like a rollercoaster ride. Up and down. But I refuse to get discouraged. I was a little hurt at first but my bible study sisters got me together. Thanks for all of your prayers and kind words. It means a lot to me and my family. When we said this was going to be a journey...boy I had no idea......
Yesterday we went to the children's museum and saw the King Tut exhibit. Sidenote- Egypt had an Ethiopian ruler. While standing in line for the carousel, we received a call from our social worker saying that court date is scheduled for Wednesday. My happy-go-lucky attitude changed instantly. Have you ever looked forward to something and be that close to have someone tell you it is postponed? I know you're thinking it is only two days but right now, two days seems like forever. It is like being pregnant passed your due date with your hands and feet swollen and the doctor saying.... hey by the way your due date is two weeks from now. Well, I must remember to enjoy the process and if that means waiting two more days, so be it.
We went to homecoming over the weekend. It was nice seeing friends and talking about our college days. Isn't it funny how we grow up. I was in bed the first night by midnight. My body can't take hanging out all night and then getting up early for the tailgate. This year it was cold but we made the best of it. We had a heater and a tent. Great food and of course beverages. The kids had a good time. They enjoy homecoming just as much as we do. We have made it a family affair so that our kids can be exposed to college early. They don't have to go to KSU or HBCU although it would be nice. We just want them to be around the social workers, business persons, teachers, doctors, etc. They MUST go to college. I have one child who wants to be a brain doctor and one who I know would be a great lawyer. There is no pressure, we just want them to know that they can be whatever they want to be. This year, Miss KSU was not of African decent. That is historical. We have come a long way.
We received the social report yesterday. Wynston is growing so much. He looked happy and he has reached his developmental milestones. This makes me feel a little bit better. I wish I could share the pictures. He even have a little friend. He had a haircut and was smiling a lot although he had on a winter vest with some sandals. We will work on the fashion when he gets here. Court date is scheduled for next Monday. Hopefully there won't be any delays.
The court opened today and I found out that our court date is postponed for two weeks. My first reaction was panic. I want my baby here for Thanksgiving. Well, that was my timing. I realize we can make all these plans but at the end of the day....it is in God's timing. So I trust God and know that He will continue to watch over Wynston. Today I saw on the Today Show, Matt Lauer interviewed this lady who adopted a child and she had five biological children. She had this child for 18 months and decided to return the child because she said the child didn't bond with her family...it wasn't a good fit. Well, do you return your biological child if your child doesn't bond in what you think is the appropriate amount of time... of course not. You stick with that child through thick and thin. I know that it is not going to be all roses when Wynston comes home and I am prepared for those trying moments. One would think after five children, the woman should have known that. I won't judge this woman because I am not that position. But, I would like for everyone to know that just because you hear one unfortunate story doesn't mean all end that way. You have to remember why you chose to adopt. I hope that this doesn't change anyone's mind that is considering adopting because we have to remember...."I will not leave you as orphans." If you are reading this, you are truly blessed therefore, be a blessing to someone. OK- my sermon has ended. Thanks for being a support.
I am a wife and a mother of three beautiful children and two dogs, all with unique personalities. I love being a mother. In the beginning, I suffered from Postpartum Depression. My hope is that my blog will encourage mothers or women who suffer from depression. You are not alone. There is HOPE. I want to share my journey and I invite you to walk with me. We will rise and shine.