Thursday, October 18, 2012

A new look and a new normal...

A new look!  I am thrilled to be able to have the faces of our newest boys grace this blog!

How have things been going for us?  They've been great!  It's been busy to say the least.  Turns out there's a lot of things to do once you finalize an adoption through foster care.  Name changes, insurance stuff, Social Security stuff, giving adoption decrees to the appropriate parties, signing releases for doctos, etc.  It's a lot.  However, we don't have social workers to juggle now and we also have the control, the ability to say "no", see the doctors/specialists we want to see WHEN we want to see them, not when we're told we have to. 

So not a whole lot has changed really, but yet it feels SO different!  Weird.  It's a new normal that we are still adjusting to, but we are really enjoying the adjustment! :)

We are happy and it all is still so surreal.  Really, we cannot believe these boys are ours forever.  It's a blessing beyond anything I ever dreamed for me or my family.  We worried every single day for MONTHS and months and guarded our hearts I think without even knowing it.  About an hour or 2 after the finalization, I got a migraine...a BAD migraine.  And to top it off, it lasted 3 days.  I swear it's because it was just a release after it was all over...a huge weight lifted.

So things are good...great really.  I feel like I need to send out about 800 thank you notes.  The love and support that was shown to us and all of the boys was unbelievable and the gifts we were all showered with were so unexpected!  I never expected anything and having you all there was so incredibly special and gift enough.  Man, we are so blessed by all of you!

I promise to be better at blogging here at A Peakin To Our Lives once these next couple of weeks have gone by.

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