2015, huh. I like rounding to the fives, so I’m already getting extra joy in this brand new year by putting a five at the end of every date. The little things matter when you have so much else going on.
The holidays were spent out of state with our family and friends, which was excellent and exhausting all in one. We had planned on turning in everything as soon as we got home (fire safety and autobiographies) so we could move forward with the home study. Sadly, there was a lot more jetlag involved than we had anticipated. After about four days of headaches and screwy sleep schedules, we got back on track to work and taking care of the house. So we’re pretending like today is last Monday and wrapping up everything for final submittion of this first phase.
There is so much to look forward to this year – more adoption paperwork, more housework and gardening, more family visits. I finish my graduate work and will be looking for a full-time job come the summer – pray for me that I find one fairly quickly so things are settled in time for traveling abroad.
I hope many others out there are bright and hopeful for 2015! Thinking good thoughts for the many families that are in the process of adopting or may already have their little ones at home, working to make sure their kiddos feel safe and secured and loved.