Today, ironically we will head on down to the "big city" and get our fingerprinting updated.
Thursday, we will visit with a (new!) social worker to update our homestudy.
It's all a bit ironic as today marks One Year since that horrible July 2009 date when Imagine announced bankruptcy. And some of the journeys came to a jarring halt. And some of the journeys raced full steam ahead. And some of the journeys changed course and headed in a different direction. And as tragic or exciting as it is and was, that's all part of the journey. And, some of the stories we will never know.
What we do know is that we've risen. We've come a long long way. And for us, there's no turning back. These tragedies, these uncontrollable circumstances, they all happen for a reason. And though we may never truly understand the reason, I believe this journey is the one that will take us to the child who is meant to be ours. Through the tears, the anguish, the exhaustion, the anticipation, the elation, the days upon days of waiting and hoping and praying and waiting some more, this is the only way to the one predestined for us.
And though we've always known we have wanted it...wanted her...we ache for her now. It's a sensation which couldn't possibly have been known, felt, or understood had we not endured this part of this journey. So while I'm not saying it's good, it's okay, it's needed, I am saying this: It just is. It is what it is.
So we will continue on waiting and hoping and praying and waiting some more. We know our day will come. All we need to do it hold on, journey along, expect great things.
We did it.