Sorry I have been missing in action. The weekend of the 3rd we met our daughter for the first time. We spent 3.5 hours with her the first day and then on Sunday we had her from 9:30a to 6p. It was great, but we hated bringing her back to the foster home that Sunday. Then the next Friday we went to pick her up for good!! We picked her up at about 4:30p, clothes, toys, bike...all of it...On Monday the 13th we signed the adoption placement paperwork!!
So, she is our daughter now. In six months it will become permanent and she will have our last name.
It has been an interesting week with her first day of school at the new school being a field trip to sing Christmas songs at retirement homes and lunch at On the Border. She had a ball that day. We got her hair cut the first day as it went all the way to her waist and she wanted to take care of it herself. We created bed time routines this week and early morning routines getting momma to the train and then Daddy getting her off to school.
It has had it's ups and downs as is expected. She is almost 12 and quite moody at times. In addition she is special needs and sometimes the communication can be difficult as she is at a kindergarten level with so many things and speech problems.
There has been so much joy added to our lives that the bumps are barely noticeable...
Now everyday it is, "when will Santa come", so I can't wait for that day to come and go...my worry is that it will just start over with another 364 day countdown...LOL
I hope you are all experiencing a happy holiday season!!