I feel shy. I feel rusty. It has been so long since we have been together. I have missed you. At the same time I just needed a break. It was'nt you, it was me. :)
So much has gone on these few months.
Let us start with the frustrating things and get them out of the way. David got a 20 percent pay cut. This oh so helped our already tight budget. Scarlett was sick....several times again. I, personally, have been in a funk.
The past five years have been this ambicious pursuit to achieve a child. It has been exhausting physically, financially, and spiritually. There seemed to never be a break. I had to put one foot in front of the other. When I was tired I kept going. When it seemed like I would never be a mother I kept going. I. Kept. Going. I pushed so hard and finally I am a mother. Smile. There has been so much stress for having to leave Scarlett in Guatemala last year and never knowing if she would be mine. I think this is why I ended up in the hospital last year. My body was just run down from too much worry. This was on top of the stress of having too many buildings to take care of and too much work needing to be done.
But enough of the bad.....
The good! I have my Scarlett. A sweet husband. A great house. Two cute dogs who adore being chased by the Scarlinator. David has a new job starting next month and a contract position at his old company! Debt reduction here we come. We have had two nice trips this summer. One to New York for a week to see the in-laws and our friends Cate and Gary went with us and their daughter Leia. The other we visited my mother at her lake house. My real estate business has picked up again. Again...debt. Mostly things are good. David has about two weeks off in between jobs. We are thinking of going to visit his brother in Denver.
Presently, while I type this I have 700 pics downloading onto my computer of our tales the past few months. Next post will be some pics of my cutie. Did I mention that she started walking two Tuesdays ago? She just stood up and took off. Just like that. It is like she is a whole new person!
So many have asked what is going on with the second child. I have heard nothing. The coordinator in Guatemala never found the birthmother. It was rumored she was pregnant but I have heard nothing. Sad. Maybe not. I just do not know. I guess it is unfolding as it is supposed to do so. That is all I can say about that.
So that is it for now...my atrophied fingers are cramping. More tomorrow or the next day. I promise I will not be gone for long....promise!!!!!!!!!!!!!