First I'll start with the fact that the last couple months have been a little hard for me, patience wise. We brought Emery home on October 1st, and I always thought by now things would have been finalized and all of that would be behind us. I'll also be honest and say when I want something, I want it now and I don't like waiting especially as it relates to something important. I tend to hover and constantly ask for updates and wonder what the heck is taking so long!!! At first when a couple months went by and we didn't hear anything Fab Social Worker just said that the attorney was being very careful to make sure all paperwork was done properly because FM is a minor and in state custody foster care. Ok that's fine. Ok I can deal with that. Ok as long as things are moving along them I'm ok. Then another month passes and still nothing. It's at this point where the hovering begins...and I'm not getting the answers I want. Fast forward to about a month ago when Fab Social Worker came for a visit and she informs me that our current attorney who was doing the TPR (Termination of Parental Rights) dropped the ball on a piece of paperwork and never let anyone know! We decided to switch the case to another county/attorney and things are finally crack-a-lackin. I actually spoke with the attorney this past Wednesday and he said "Well the TPR hearing is this Friday, so after that we wait a mandatory 30 days and then schedule a court date for finalization". I couldn't believe it! Finally after all this waiting things were moving! The TPR hearing went great and everything is a go now! In 30 days our girl will legally be OURS! No more old name confusion with insurance/doctors, no more little teeny voice in the back of my head worrying about the worst, no more dreams about her being taken away from us...no more has never made me so happy. I'm loving it. Once it's done I'm throwing a big party!!!!! Why? Because my amazing little piece of heaven deserves a celebration where friends and family surround her with love and hugs and happiness. It's something I've never been more happy to provide for her.
In the hustle and bustle of paperwork filing and this whole wacko attorney switching a really cool thing happened. We didn't have all the money saved for the attorney...probably only about $400 shy of being able to pull it off, and when all this attorney switching happened we discovered the one we switched to was $1000 and the one we left was $1500. God is good. God is always good. God has shown himself to us through this ENTIRE situation and sometimes I don't give him enough credit. Not that He's desperate for it but what He did for us on October 1st was nothing short of a miracle. He provided an adoption that was tailored completely for our saving's account...right...down...to the last...penny. Leaving us wanting nothing. It's easy to remember to what God does for us when it's making life easier. It's harder to recognize His provision when we're going through hard times or being asked to wait like we were last year at this time. I need to get better at thanking Him through whatever circumstances and not just in the ones where He gives me what I want.