Friday, February 13, 2009

Mommy wants a time out.

Expectations. Isn't that the crux of so many life issues? aghhhh...

I have a lot of unmet expectations lately. I'm trying to stay thankful, and hopeful, but I'm going to take a minute and whine online about it and then get back to my hopefulness...

So, for weeks, the inlaws have been planning to keep our boys overnight, to give us a Valentine's date night that includes sleeping in, and to give the boys experience sleeping over there before our adoption goes through and we're gone for 10 days. We've been prepping the boys, talking about how fun it will be, how not to feel homesick, etc... And Wednesday night Steve comes down with some serious crud. He's in bed all day Thursday, and most of the day so far today.

So much for a romantic, fun-filled, doesn't matter: what time we eat, get home, how spicy the food is, how late the movie ends, sleep past when i normally have to get breakfast and an insulin shot in my 5 year old kind of relaxing date. Instead, I'm sterilizing the house, and maybe getting a chic flic at the library to watch alone while my hubby sleeps... and packing for the vacation we're leaving for on Wednesday... all the while praying that NO ONE else in the house gets this bug, so that we can go on a healthy vacation...

My other whine is that we're STILL waiting to get a copy of our home study. It's been six and a half weeks since we finished our meetings and we still don't have a copy of it or news that it's being edited/reviewed, etc... I'm kindof upset about it, not just for the fact that the last thing we heard was "as soon as I get it typed up"- but also that we paid thousands of dollars to them almost 5 months ago! It took until December to get the meetings done, and now it's FEBRUARY!!!

I'm tired. I should be resting instead of griping on the internet... oh well. I'm going to go clean the bathroom now. :)

3 comments:

Terra said...

I feel your pain and I hurt for you. Wait is so hard sometimes and every other struggle in life seems only amplified because you're already on edge. I will pray for peace and a restful (if it can't be romantic) Valentine's Day!

Our Family said...

It is so hard in the adoption process,It is like hurry up then WAIT,hurry then WAIT!! I hope you have a good weekend,we moms need a time out every know and then,I just about think need one now, then when I do get one I sat and stare at the walls and think what do I do now? Gidget

The Rogers Family said...

Hang in there girl. As soon as you get that little girl in your arms all this waiting and frustration will dissapear. I am praying for health and peace for your entire family! Love ya.