Friday, June 26, 2009

A new day

OK, I'm much calmer today than I was last night!!

I'm waiting for the agency to call me back and let me know if the forms can be e-mailed. In the meantime Shawn called from work a litte bit ago and said that he found someone to fill in for him this afternoon and he's going to come home in a little bit. We have a million things to do to do and I'm stressing out that we're going to be out of town this weekend when I have so many things I need to do, so he's going to come home in a bit and help me start crossing things off the list. Thank goodness for Shawn.

I sat down and made another to-do list last night and I basically have 20 projects that need to be done by Tuesday. We still have to get the paperwork filled out, we have to get it notorized, we have to apply for passports, I need to finish the picture book I'm making for Clarissa, I need to write a letter to her foster mother, I need to put a care package together and get it mailed, there is a last day of school picnic at the kids school today, I have a bunch of church projects that need to be done in the next few days....the list goes on. That would be fine except that we're leaving this evening to go out of town for a few days, so I'm trying to cram as much into this afternoon as I can. I can't go out of town and relax when I know I have so much stuff left to do at home.

The good news is that once all this adoption paperwork is done we will have pretty much finished everything we need to do. The agency sent us all the government forms and everything that needs to go out to various places at various times and then we'll send it back to them and they'll get it where it needs to go when it needs to get there. So once this packet of paperwork is done things are going to calm back down considerably.

This morning I also had the chance to talk to the doctors office about Clarissa's medical paperwork. I took all the info I have one her over to them earlier this week so that doctor could look at everything and let me know if anything looked like a concern to him. We knew from the day we got the referral that Clarissa has one very tiny possible issue that is probably no big deal but I wanted him to look at everything and get his opinion.

His opinion was the same as mine already was. We're going to request a test be done on Clarissa in Korea to see if she has the possible problem. If she has it, it's easy to correct, possibly before she even comes home. It's not a big deal, I'm not even going to mention what it is unless she has it because she probably doesn't. (Plus I'm not sure how much specific info I can give out without getting in trouble with the agency.) The test is simple and if she has it the treatment is most likely simple. Other than that the doctor confirmed that everything looks good as far as he can tell.

I'm such a worrier. I've read every single word of information we have on her a million times, obsessing over each phrase. It's hard not knowing a lot about your own child. I'll feel so much better when I can get my hands on her and see her with my own eyes and not have to rely on medical reports and photos.

So that's what is going on here today. I'm much calmer, and I will be even better when Shawn gets home in a little bit. Shawn and I make a great team. I can be a little high strung and full of anxiety at times and he's the calmest person on the planet. I always feel better when he's around.

So now that I can cross blogging off my list, I'm going to go get Matthew ready for school and hope that the agency calls in a few minutes with info about the paperwork so that we can hopefully get it finished in the next couple of hours before the school picnic.

We're one day closer to Clarissa! YAY! :)

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