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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Getting Settled In

Well, it's official.  We are in Tucson.  On Friday David drove in to Phoenix from Tucson and went to a concert with friends. Saturday we loaded up the rest of the things we needed, packed my dad's trailer full of the girl's therapy equipment and other larger items, and drove to Tucson again; this time to stay.  My parents came as well to drive the trailer, help us unpack our cars, and help us get a little more settled, which was very helpful.

Saturday was a hard day for me emotionally.  This has been the hardest and most challenging year that David and I have faced since getting married 12 years ago.  David has really struggled at work, our adoption has had so many delays, we had family members that we loved that passed away, there were seizures and shunt surgery, there was the stress of trying to prepare the house to sell, keep it spotless, and wait as it's on the market, we lived separate for a few months, there was financial stress, struggles with Ramya, and so much more.  I tend to just keep on pushing through life without stopping to let myself process everything, and I think it all hit on Saturday.  Suddenly things felt so final and that year of struggle finally sunk in. After lots of tears, a few phone calls with friends that understand and had words of comfort and wisdom for me, and lots of prayers, I came to a place of acceptance and peace.  Though I still do not love Tucson and I am saddened to move away from friends and family, I know that Tucson is where we are supposed to be.  Although I cannot change that fact, I can change my attitude about the move.  I am looking forward to seeing how God uses our time in Tucson and what these next few years bring for our family.   

 Our house has still not sold but we do have a few families interested.  We received an offer (long story there!) and countered the offer as it was very low, but still have not heard back.  There were two other families that loved our house and were considering putting in an offer as well, but both have to sell their houses before they can buy.  For now, we wait and keep praying it sells before we bring Deena home.  One thing I do not miss is having to keep it constantly spotless!

So far we do not have any updates on when we can travel to India to bring Deena home.  We were told they would apply for her passport on December 4th.  Normally passport wait times are about 4 weeks.  If that's the case, we should be traveling in the beginning of January.  We are praying there are no more delays and we are able to have her home VERY soon!  Her birthday is January 10th and I would love to be able to celebrate with her.

I think that's all for now!  A big "thank you" to everyone who prayed for our move.  We are getting all settled in and have already had a few fun outings.  Please continue to pray for our house to sell in Phoenix before Deena comes home.  Also be praying for safe travels to and from India, no seizures for Madi while I'm gone, and a smooth adjustment period for us all. 


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