Saturday, April 17, 2010

Come...and gone

Yesterday came and went and we didn't get our grant application sent off.  We are still waiting for stuff to be finished.  Stuff other people have to do.  Stuff that SHOULD have been finished months ago.  I am beyond frustrated.  We mailed our adoption application on October 24th....one week from today that will have been SIX MONTHS.   I never imagined that it would take us this long to get approved...especially given my Type-A git-'er-done personality.  We have hit snags that we shouldn't have.  When we initially turned in that batch of paperwork (in November), the fact that we had out of state licenses should have been noticed.  If there was ANY question, calls should have been made to find out THEN if we would need to change them.  We also waited two months for a second signature...and in the end Plan B was used anyway.
I can't sleep tonight.  (currently 2:14am)  I feel tremendous frustration at my lack of control of the situation.   Add that to an afternoon nap, a 2 Liter of Diet Coke and you have one girl to whom sleep lies just out of reach

5 comments:

Sterling Bo said...

grrr!!! It's times like this that it gets mighty hard to remember to trust in the Lord... I'd like to give your caseworker a stern talking-to!

Happy Herrons said...

So sorry kiddo. Does it help to remember the Lord works in mysterious ways? The funding will work out. Bank loans happen. Your babies are coming.

Anonymous said...

HOLLY,

KEEP THE FAITH, I AM SAYING A PRAYER FOR YOU DAILEY AND HAVE
ALSO PUT YOUR NAME IN THE TEMPLE

LOVE YOU LOTS

VE

Grandma Bailey said...

You need to read "Over the Moon at the Big Lizard Cafe" by Lisa Wingate. You will appreciate it and it might help. You are in our prayers and we too keep you in the temple. We love you so much

Karlee, Nathaniel, and Little E said...

I know JUST what you mean! It took us about 6 months as well, I went into it thinking it would only take about 3 to get approved, so it was SO frustrating to start at Thanksgiving and finally get approved in April. I'm totally Type A too. You WILL get there. And when you get that approval letter, go out and have a celebration dinner. I'm convinced the hardest part of infertility AND adoption is lack of control.

Trust me, it is absolutely worth every stupid bump in the road when you will hold your baby in your arms :)