- A neurology team evaluated Baby last week and cleared us to resume life as normal. After thorough testing and examinations, they feel that her seizure-like activity was almost definitely a one-time event. There is a slim chance of repeat seizures but no particular cause for concern! I don’t yet understand why the Lord threw us this curveball, but we’re so thankful to Him that our precious Baby is ok. Maybe she was just jealous that Boy and Girl get all the attention.
- We are back on track for a November court date! Assuming CPS is now telling the truth, we should be headed to court to finalize the adoption in the first two weeks of November. I was able to secure a lawyer today to represent PJ and me. Bless that office—the wonderfully cheery assistant returned my call within hours, apologizing for the delay (what?). She then told me, “honey, I know you’re so ready to be done with this process. We’re going to do everything we can to finish up as soon as possible.” Oh, what sweet words to my tired ears.
- We have had zero (yes, ZERO!) appointments for an entire week! Amazing…we managed to host family and friends, watch a great football game (Boomer Sooner!), take family pictures (they’re super cute!), take naps, go to the zoo, and go out to eat with friends. What a sweet taste of what life can be like post-CPS.
- We ordered Halloween costumes on Sunday. Why are almost all the kids’ costumes slutty and/or scary evil?? I gave the kids two guidelines: the costumes must glorify God, and they must cost less than $20.
- “Can I be the Grim Reaper?” Noooo. “Please?” Noooo.
- “Can I be the Dark Child Bride?” No. Goodness no.
- We ended up with one Superman, one rainbow princess, and one pumpkin. It is debatable as to whether Baby’s belly will fit inside the pumpkin suit. We shall see. Now if only I can stay out of the Halloween candy until then.
- I’m beginning to see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. I had time to reorganize our pantry today (why yes, I am a bit OCD). I’m tentatively making plans to begin volunteering at a pregnancy center. My counter, clear of paperwork and to-do lists, is inhabited by birthday flowers and a pumpkin candle. The Lord has been merciful to provide a time of more rest and less exhaustion. Speaking of which, it is quickly approaching my new bedtime of 8:30.
- And yes, last Thursday was definitely NOT a Thursday. It was a most excellent birthday and a definite encouragement to keep up with the no-more-Thursday changes. This Thursday does include therapy and foster licensing training, but it also includes my mom coming to spend the crazy afternoon with us.
“I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.” Psalm 145: 1-3