At Last…

So, I’ve been MIA for months now because there was literally, NOTHING, to blog about that is at all related to my goal of becoming a mother (in addition to already being a stepmomma).

I had planned to update in about 2 weeks to say that we had moved and that I was getting all set up with a new home… but… in typical Murphy’s Law fashion…

Let me back up and tell the short, but more complete version of the story:  my DH and I both commute to work.  We work about 5 minutes away from each other, but we’re both commuting 70 minutes EACH way.  This made sense for a while since the housing market was in the toilet and we’d end up losing WAY too much in selling our home.  Now, the market (at least where we are) has recovered enough that we can take a small loss and move closer to work.

2 months ago, I started house shopping.  1 month ago, we found a house.  Yesterday, we closed on the house, In two weeks, we move to a new home.  On Monday, we signed a contract on our selling our current home.  They will move in/close at the end of November.

Once we had the final approval on the house and everything was ready to go, I wrote my adoption counselor to say that we were moving to our new home and could she help me meet my new counselor.  She’s normally very responsive.

I didn’t hear anything for 2 days.  Then, on Wednesday, I get a phone call.

We’ve been chosen as the family to consider for an 11-year-old girl.  We go for the presentation about her in a couple of hours.

Yep, that’s right. It really did happen exactly when I had given up on it ever happening.  I’m excited about learning more about this little girl, but I’m also very, very nervous.  Looks like I’ll be back in blog land, reading up and getting back into the know, instead of feeling hopeless on the sidelines.