You know it's been a long time since you last posted when you can't quite remember how to do a new post! I was very surprised to see that I haven't posted anything since December! Forgive me! It isn't that nothing has been happening and there hasn't been anything to write about. Time just flies by and I don't spend as much time online as I used to and life is busy. I have a few quiet moments today though so thought I would just do a newsy post.
First of all an update on the adoption. We are still waiting. We finally broke the top 10 and we are currently sitting at number 8 with one couple on hold ahead of us. Our profile was shown once last month. We have been waiting for so long that sometimes I feel like it is never going to happen and yet in the last short little while I have felt a new hope. Maybe it's just because it's spring or maybe it's because something really will happen soon. I don't know but I am going to encourage that hope because it sure is better than being down and discouraged. I updated our profile today for the agency because Emma has changed and grown so much since I last did it. It felt strange. I felt like I was trying to find the best wording to "sell" us to someone without coming across as pushy. Such a fine line. So hard when you realize that the person looking at it is trying to make what is likely the hardest decision of their lives. There is a new group starting in the city. It is called Surviving the Wait and it is being put on by the agency as just a get together for those who are waiting. I am hoping to go and see how it is. It can be pretty lonely sometimes not knowing anyone else who is going through and experiencing all of this.
Emma has changed! There is no preschooler left in her really. She is a big girl now! I even heard her Daddy asking her the other day where his little girl has gone. They had a talk about it though and confirmed that she will always be Daddy's little girl. :) She is starting gymnastics again this month after taking the winter session off to instead take skating lessons. She is still doing music and is loving it and excelling at it. She is so excited that winter is over and today she talked so much about our gardens and all the work we have to do and what we should plant. She can practically make her own breakfast and still so loves to help with everything and have jobs to do. I cannot believe she is going to be 5 in just 2 short months! This age has proven to be one of the more challenging ones as she struggles to find her independence while still being obedient and respectful. Lots of learning and growing going on for all of us some days! She is an amazing girl and I am loving watching her grow up, even if it is happening much too quickly!
I am still thoroughly enjoying essential oils and all of their health benefits as well as sharing with others about how wonderful they are. I was nervous about teaching classes but find that because I am so passionate about the oils and all of the amazing things they do it is easy to talk about them and share them. Everyone should be using them! :)
Chad is working as hard as ever and he will likely be starting to travel with work again this month. We have been blessed in that he actually hasn't really had to travel all winter. It's always tough for everyone when he has to be away but at least it doesn't happen very often.
We are all very excited that winter is finally over. It wasn't an awful winter and in fact it was quite a beautiful one except that our March made up for that! It will be so good to start spending our days outdoors and get our gardens ready and go exploring.
I so hope that my next post has wonderful news of a little one joining our family!