Thursday, January 31, 2008

Adios Dossier

We finally completed our dossier and it is on its way to our agency! While this doesn't really change anything about our process or getting a referral, it is such a relief to get that thing out of my house. With two little Tasmanian devils (formerly know as Chipmunk and Monkey) at my house that tend to destroy anything that gets in their way, I was anxious anytime they were within 10 feet of my beautiful pile of paperwork. I don't think I realized how worried I was about something happening to it until the other night. We were having a terrible storm with hurricane-strength wind that was sounded like it going to blow the house down. I woke up at 2:00 in the morning thinking that a tornado was approaching. I'm emabarassed to admit that my first thought was not to make sure my boys were safe and okay but to make sure that my dossier didn't get blown away. Yes, I realize how sad that is and I won't be nominating myself for any mother-of-the-year awards anytime soon. So I was thrilled to hand that baby over to Stu this morning and say goodbye to it. I have no idea what happens to it now; I'm just thrilled that it is out of my hands.
Of course, this also means that we are truly just waiting at this point which is so hard. We've been waiting for 7 weeks(yeah!), but I've been busy putting the dossier together so it has flown by. Now my work is finished and I think I'll be obsessing over the wait every single day. Thank goodness I have my two rays of sunshine (okay, three rays of sunshine if you include Stu) to keep me occupied!

10 comments:

JennStar said...

2 boys to keep you busy and running is the best thing- that I am convinced of!! hehehe (I have two boys, also). Best of luck with your wait time. Is there a hobby that you've been wanting to take a go at???

Michael and Carrie said...

Congrats on getting your dossier sent! That is wonderful, and I know you are glad for it to be complete and on its way!

Christen & Frank said...

Waiting is better than paperwork! It's getting closer to a new little Hotdog in that house!

Mom to 2 Angels said...

Congrats on getting the dossier sent. That is always a relief.

Troy and Rachel said...

That's great that it's gone!! I always worried about our house burning down with the paperwork in it!! Isn't it funny how driven we are! Hope you hear something soon!

Suz said...

You were just protecting Hotdog! Wow, I've read a bit on Kyrg and it sounds like a great program. From what I've read, you probably won't have to wait too long!

Becky and Keith said...

Woohoo! I know it must be a great feeling to have your dossier on it's way! When we did ours I was so protective of it. I wanted to tell everyone they had to wear gloves in order to touch it! We also had the strong winds and boy was it scary! I thought for sure I was going to be Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. I can't wait to see what happens next! How exciting!

Rachel said...

Your post was GREAT! We really do get so wrapped up in those pieces of paper, don't we? Anytime now, anytime...I can't wait to hear all about Hotdog!

Carey and Norman said...

Congratulations. I am so excited for you. Isn't it funny how the Dossier occupies your mind until you send it on it's way. After the all the sweat and tears, I can understand why in a dream it would come to mind with tornado strength winds (papers flying everywhere). In a real situation, we know you'd protect the boys first!! :o)

Maria said...

I'm thinking you could be like number 3 or 4 based on what he said, don't you???? How exciting. I'm still working on paperwork -- hopefully will be done in about 2-3 weeks. SO EXCITING. I'll be waiting with you -- we'll be waiting partners!!