Our Adoption Journey!

A journal of our thoughts, feelings and steps in the process of adopting a child with significant special needs.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

When life gives you lemons.....

We had a particularly tough week and yesterday was just topping it off. Terry's passport still had not turned up and he leaves for England next Wednesday and the automated system at the embassy kept disconnecting him.....seriously, it took HOURS before he actually got to speak to a REAL person. Then to be told that the passports were running 4 weeks behind.....and that we would need to travel to the embassy and the ONLY appointment would have to be on Tuesday because it is a Holiday weekend.... I was really not very happy about the whole situation, the stress of it and thinking Terry was going to miss Paul's wedding and that would be A LOT of money down the tube for nothing. Terry suggested we leave early and take the kids to the beach the day before so at least we could turn a difficult situation into a nice mini vacation for the kids. Then I remembered Ethan's bonus ticket package from his Make A Wish trip last year and wondered if we could get in to one of the near by theme parks. When I pulled out the Give Kids The World World Passport for Kids, I thought it was a long shot as it says you have to book at least two weeks in advance, but I called anyway. The lady at Magic Mountain was wonderful and said she would try to get it approved. A couple hours later the tickets arrived by email, so on Monday our family will enjoy a day at Magic Mountain before we have to go to the embassy to get Terry's travel documents so that he can go to Paul's wedding....so many times life presents us with less than ideal situations, it is up to us how we respond to these situations.....I am still waiting for a promised update on Theo at the moment and trying not to be too impatient, and make the most of the time we will have to wait, waiting for the home study to be certified, waiting for decisions to be made, and waiting for a new child to join our family.