Dexie is spent!
Today I spent the day filling out government paperwork and arranging all of our dossier goodness. What started out as a stressful day b/c I don't, as it turns out, know anything about immigration (who knew!)worked out to be a really rewarding adventure! I found myself on the opposite end of telephone calls to the government call centre three times today and had totally pleasant experiences each time.
Did I mention that between calls and filling out forms all-day-long I got a call from my adoption fairy Godmother / awesome friend M.E? Woman's intuition must have been on our side today as she called to lend some much needed encouragement and advice on exactly what I was working on! She turned what could have been an ass day straight around with a gentle but truthful reminder that in time, we will be parents to a baby that was meant just for us. Its all the universe's way. I find a lot of comfort in that and the reminder was perfect! I feel super lucky to have someone I'm already close to know the ups & down of the adoption journey first hand and who shares real life advice. Really- there's so much unknown and although I know every adoption process is unique, an educated guess from someone who has lived it is all I need from time to time to keep on keepin' on, you know? Man- I dig her.
Dex was my wing man all day. Snoozing by my side leaving only twice to sprawl out in his sun spot in the soon-to-be nursery.
I feel like I accomplished a lot today! Once again, baby steps but even still...one, no, TWO steps closer to our little one!
We're coming for you little one!
M.E.- If you're reading this- Correction. 9 weeks tomorrow, not 10. Even still, spirits are up!
Update- OH! I forgot to mention! M and I watch CP24 every morning with our coffee and they do these prize contest give-aways where you email them the answer to a question they ask. I shoot an email off on the odd occasion I know the answer and today I won! Yup! The question was "How many days till Valentines day?" Yeah, not a skill tester but still! I got an email just after I had Dex out saying I had won a special V-day Le Senza Gift. Neat right?! I gave the station the name of a good friend who I know could use some spoiling.