Sunday, September 9, 2007

Life Goes On

It's been awhile since I've posted. Mostly because I haven't had anything to say that relates to the adoption (or to Haiti in general). But, even though I started this blog to write about the adoption and Ruthlande, life goes on. Life here goes on. No reason why I shouldn't write about it, right?

So, it's been a big month in the Hewitt household. Jaden started kindergarten. He's been loving it, which I knew he would. He's definitely ready for this step and I'm excited about all the things he'll get to learn and experience!

Also moving up in the world is Danielle, who started preschool last week. She's always had a more timid personality and I worry a bit more about how she's going to adjust. But, so far so good!!

It's been nice to spend mornings with Danielle - just the two of us. I guess this is one small benefit to not having Noah home yet - I get some individual time with Danielle in the mornings and with Jaden on the two afternoons that Danielle is in preschool. I'm trying to look on the bright side of things after all, and if Noah was home right now, this time would be focused on him adjusting to life in our family. In some ways, I think that it's nice that that adjustment isn't happening at the same time that Jaden and Danielle are adjusting to their new school routines. (Of course, if Noah had come home months ago as we were hoping, those adjustments wouldn't have had to come at the same time. But, then I still wouldn't have one-on-one time with Jaden and Danielle - focus on the positive, Nicole!).

One positive thing about the adoption - I did get a copy of Noah's adoption decree and faxed it to the Chicago USCIS office. Hopefully I'll get that elusive I-600 approval (again). I'm not holding my breath at this point, though. I won't truly believe it until I get the letter - and even then, I might still have my doubts. This process sure has squelched my normally optimistic spirit. Now, if we could just hear those sweet words, "Noah is out of MOI." Some days it feels like it will never happen. According to the adoption decree, Noah has been our son since February 16th. February 16th. Danielle has started randomly making comments - "It's taking Noah a very long time to come home." Don't I know it, baby. Don't I know it.

1 comment:

ManyBlessings said...

Wow, February 16th?!?!? And I thought Jellybean's was bad at April 9. Ugh for both of us.