Exhaustion. That pretty much sums it up. The last few days, I have felt physically and mentally exhausted. For the first time in a long time, though, I've also felt at peace and not distracted. I think all of the stress and lack of sleep these past few months has caught up with me and that's why I'm so exhausted, but my mind is still clearer than it has been in quite a while.
I know we still have a LONG adoption road ahead of us, but I do not feel like we are stuck anymore. I feel like we finally can move forward. All the loose ends I had to tie up before we went on vacation are finished and the adoption is finally approved in Arizona. I can finally just relax without feeling the weight of my "to do" list. I am finally catching up on rest and it feels pretty awesome. For once, I'm away from it all, and I can just relax and fully enjoy my time with my family. It is a wonderful feeling and this vacation was JUST what I needed!