I can't even begin to try to update you on everything that has happened to my family in the last month and a half but I can share a few things.
I dusted off my stamps and starting making time to create a few new cards every now and then. I actually took some time to make some extra special ones to send as thank you's to everyone that really supported us with bringing the girls into our lives. Many people gave us donations of clothes and toys. Without that we financially would have had a really rough time.
Speaking of that, we may have to make the decision for my DH to quit his job to stay home and care for the girls full time. We found out yesterday that we will be losing our child care benefits from the state. This is a very scary feeling but we have come a long way and will be able to handle it. We have come through some really tough times in the last year and now we are both financially and spiritually able to take on this huge life change.
I am posting today because I am off work to go to, hopefully, the last court case for the girls. We are legal guardians now but have to go today for child support. We aren't fighting for it but the state is taking the girls mom to court to collect from her. We receive a benefit from the state for kinship care and they in turn try to collect from the parents. It's really kind of ridiculous because if someone cannot care for their children and give them up how are they ever going to be able to pay child support. This is just one more thing that will hang over her for a long time. I don't want to post too many details here but she has so many things stacked against her that it must be miserable to be in her shoes.
Anyhow, I am going to shorten this post because I have a ton of things to do around here. I have to take advantage of the few opportunities I have alone at home to straighten up without all those little feet right under mine.