I haven't updated our blog for a while because the last few months have been a whirlwind!!
We were chosen to adopt the two sisters, and then Jeff got a job offer in Yakima, Washington.
He's from the area and all his family is there, plus it's a promotion for him...so we moved. So we moved sounds so simple, but there was much more to it than that. We said goodbye, we packed up our house, we moved into a temporary house until we can get our Idaho home sold or rented. We both started new jobs, and have been working on all the processes that are involved with moving, changing jobs, and reorganizing your whole life.
We've also been visiting our girls. I love saying our girls. We are currently redoing all of our paperwork to foster our girls in Washington. We thought we'd have to do a little updating, but Washington is making this process so long and having us redo almost the entire process. In the meantime we are slowly getting to know our girls (the picture above is Christmas Eve right before we did our little Christmas with our oldest).
Somedays it seems like they will never get out here but I think where we were six months ago and I see progress. Next week our oldest gets to come out for an extended weekend for a visit. I think this will be huge for all of us. For all of us to realize this is going to happen, and sooner than later.
Becoming a parent through adoption is HARD! It's a long, laborious process that stretches you in ways you didn't know you could stretch, and I was reminded this week that is what real labor is like. It seems endless, it's hard, you are done and want to quit, but then there is a child- your beautiful, own child. And of course you'd do it all over again because your child is worth it. Today I had a moment of pure frustration with this process, but it will be over and then our girls- our beautiful, forever girls will be with us. We're getting there. Just a few more pushes.