|Friendsgiving...minus my bestie..she's taking the pic!|
Anyways....after our glorious Friendsgiving, she sent me and another friend of mine a message on fac.ebook (damn thing!) saying she was de-friending us since she was "sick of feeling hurt and sad over your posts/pictures" and that she's accepted that we are colleagues and not true to the word friends anymore but she can't help feeling hurt by our posts/pictures. I have told Hubby that I am so over all of this many times before. I am, but at the same time I am hurt and upset. If I don't even qualify to be her fb friend then I guess it's pretty bad. I did think about inviting her but as two of the people in the room really wouldn't want to be with her and I don't think she would have wanted to either. I guess maybe I should have invited her, but I really didn't think she would come. I wish she could just give me a break. Please just let me adjust to your comments about sleep deprivation or having to pump. I wonder if she even knew how I cringed when I found out our first beta was on her due date and how relieved I was her son was born 2 days earlier. I didn't want to have an event to tie another disappointment to. I wonder if she has really thought how hard this has been for me. I don't want her sympathy. I just wish she could "see" why this has been hard for me. Everyone's pregnancy is hard for me, not just hers. I cried more around Halloween since that was supposed to be our biggest first milestone...12 weeks and the end of another season. Seeing families at restaurants or out and about is hard for me. I have two friends who are due in April and May. I already know those will be very difficult to swallow since I should be celebrating milestones with them. But I'm not and I am trying not to dwell on those sad feelings. I have bright things to look ahead to but this shit has reared it's ugly head again and it makes me sad. I'm sad that to her our friendship is over and although I can say it wasn't at all close to perfect I was still hoping it was fixable. I have tears falling now.
On to happier things....Adoption updates.....lots of things being checked off for our homestudy. We have almost all of our documents notarized... all 4 reference letters to be notarized on Thursday. Medical papers are completed and notarized. I went on Monday and took care of mine, Hubby went back today to have his TB test looked at and his papers notarized. I (finally) have my employment verification papers notarized I am hoping to get things to the agency on Thursday afternoon. I also received an affidavit today to use my passport as a replacement for my Korean birth certificate which I sadly have no clue where mine is. Obtaining a copy is not as simple as a US replacement. I will contact the Korean Embassy in D.C. in the near future so I can actually look at a real copy one day...I know it's in a box somewhere!! We will notarize the affidavit on Thursday as well. Homestudy is Monday evening.
I spoke with our agency's program coordinator for a chunk on Friday and we have decided to use the placing agency in Arizona. I still look at the other placing agency's waiting children in Minnesota but we know traveling to Arizona from California is much easier for any events we may want to attend in the future. Also, our homestudy agency is quite familiar with them and that helps things along as well. I have no connections to either but our hearts (and minds!) are telling us this is the better option. They are both friendly and I have had more phone contact with the Arizona agency than Minnesota. Some news...Korea is raising their fee to help with their foster care costs and so the placing agency is raising their fees as well..total $4300. But that's what it is and why is another story. BUT are you ready for the best news??!! Referral time for us is just a few months away!! Most likely no more than 6 months *crossing fingers!* When I talked to the agency a few weeks ago she had told me about 2 months for a boy and longer for a girl. We cannot specify a gender (and we don't mind either way!). Wheee! I am so thrilled and stoked that I may be indeed planning a big trip this summer to Korea and Japan. Unfortunately, not to pick up our child but to sight see, submerse ourselves in and learn more about Korean culture and visit my dear friend in Japan. And hopefully get to meet and visit with our little baby, since he or she will still be a "little" baby. I have stated before I can't pass up the opportunity to meet our little one as soon as possible. When we travel to take our baby home it is possible he or she will be 15 months and older, since travel time is estimated 12 months from referral. I can't wait til the moment we meet.
I think I will go to bed and dream about our upcoming travels. My days at school are getting rougher with my new student and I need to be rested so I don't break down at school while "trying" to teach.
Leaving you with a photo of my happy buns....Frank (black and white) and Gerty (grey).
|Having a Lady & the Tramp moment....|
Hugs to all of you!!!! oxo