Well... we are trying to settle into our "new" normal.
Lady L has met her Grandparents, been to McD's, met a few of my friends, and went to her first Union election! She has also gone to our 3 fav restaurants, met our fav waitresses, and gone swinging on the swingset. She loved the swing btw! She even fell asleep in it! For 5 min of course! Then she was up with no problem. In fact, as I'm typing this, she is playing with a stuffed animal, talking with it, while sitting on my lap. It's a beautiful thing!
With the fiasco going on in pgn right now... wow... I mean I knew we were going to be incredibly blessed to even get her home. I knew we would be incredibly blessed if we had her home before her first birthday. Now though... we have her home at 9 months old... while everyone elses cases are almost completely stopped as they wait in the limbo of pgn. It makes me sick. That could have been us. After all... F's case took 9 long months in pgn... we have been there. It was horrible...but we kept the hope that we would be out one day. Now... there are interviews, hogar's being raided, and just a lot of junk going on.... how does one process all of it????
I have friends who have been waiting YEARS for their children.... now they have to wait through this.... Ya cant give up.... but wow does it sound like a good idea some days.... The whole process of working with two governments who sometimes conflict is just a difficult task. Guatemala is a sovereign nation as is the US. Is it right to ask the US to intervene in the pgn??? I dont know... I do know that the US pushed and threatened Guatemala to pass this impossible law in the first place... and now.... hands off... well why weren't they hands off in the first place???? Would their intervention even help?? I have done research into the US government and the occupations of Central America. I know what has been done. I'm not sure I trust my government to intervene.
It's a big mess.... and it is dealing with the lives of children.... children just like the little angel who is sittin on my lap talking to me. The problems of the world melt away when she smiles at me. It's the same with my boys.... I get a hug or a "I love you mommy" and everything is right in the world.
I will continue to pray for those still in process. I pray that everyone will be reunited with the children they are trying to adopt. I pray that the Guatemalan government will finish their business in a quick and fair fashion and that they respect the moms and the children they are dealing with.
Children deserve a loving home in a timely fashion.