Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas ICLW Wishes!

Merry ICLW!

To those who've been with me, I wish you the very merriest of holiday seasons. To those new to my blog, welcome! And may your holiday season also be of the holly, jolly kind!

I'm Lynn or Wistfulgirl, whichever you prefer. I live in South Georgia and I'm married to The Hubs. We recently celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary (coincidentally, the day after I celebrated my 33rd birthday). We've been attempting to start our family for the last 8 years but have so far been unsuccessful. We're currently on a weight-loss sabbatical from TTC - until I lose at least 30 lbs, we won't be doing anymore treatment. After much discussion, we have decided to pursue adoption through foster care. We have had a failed adoption in our past and another, more recent close possibility. However, it has so far not worked out for us.

We have high hopes for the new year, though! We turned in our consents for background checks 5 weeks ago and, so far, have heard nothing back. I called our social worker last week (twice) but have not yet had a call back. It is Christmas-time, though, so I'm guessing it's very busy for the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), so I'll wait until next week and try again.

I'm excited about where I hope our future is carrying us, but still feeling down this holiday season because I lost my Dad 4 months ago and this will be my first Christmas without him. I have a wonderful husband, an awesome dog and a fantastic mother to help me through this though and I know we'll all help one another. I'm looking forward to visiting you all over the next few days! Have a great ICLW!

4 comments:

Kechara said...

Good luck with the process and happy ICLW!

Stephanie said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. Holidays can be hard when we're missing loved ones. I wish you the best of luck with your adoption!

randomdanni said...

Hey, Lynn! It's been a while! Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I'm sorry for your loss this year, and I know how hard this holiday season is going to be. Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. <3

Becky said...

We lost my husband's mother unexpectedly this year. It's making the holidays less joyful, harder to deal with. I hope the holiday spirit finds us both!

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