I would have given it my best shot, of course, but now we have three weeks' time in which to get it accomplished. God works in mysterious ways.......... To say that I am relieved would be an understatement, to say the least.
Thank you all for your continued support :)
Thank you to all those who have given advice and an ear to lean on during an extremely stressful time in our lives. What a week it has been, first I get a cold and then I hand it off to Sadie. She took care of me when I was sick and I got to return the favor yesterday. Suffice it to say we have taken a hiatus for a few days from the dynamic, but we are both on the mend and I am feeling HOH-y again.
Back to our situation: everything is on hold for now due to circumstances beyond our control. Things being delayed is a good thing because now we can regroup and get all our paperwork in order. As Sadie has so eloquently written in her latest post, the mental health care system in our country is broken. I know all those in blog land have no idea who we are, but we are good people. I love our daughter as if she were my own biological child; people have commented that we even look alike. She is mentally ill. This is not a subjective statement; it is a fact. Some of this is biochemical, neglect in the birth home, and adolescence. We cannot ensure her safety or ours if she were to come home now. This breaks our hearts, as we have tried so hard to get her the help she so desperately needs, but the system doesn't care about this. Their agenda is clear -- get the child back in the home and write her off their case list. This is due to the fact that there are not enough services available to meet the need. We cannot control the system, only prepare ourselves for any eventuality.
I can control one thing -- when Sadie gets another spanking, and I have a hankering for a spankering. I am going to work out after I write this, have to get my spanking arm in shape again. Thank you to all who have given and shown your support and kept us in your prayers; it means a lot to us.