My mom got married this past weekend! She was such a beautiful bride. Seriously. Beautiful. With a capital "B". I got to be her matron of honor, which was just an amazing honor. I have to take a minute to brag on her because she just glowed with happiness and love. We adore her new husband, David. He is absolutely perfect for her in every way. And he has a wonderful family who has welcomed us with such love. I am now the lone daughter in a sea of 4 brothers- but I have some killer sisters-in-law to make up for it! Here are some pictures from the glorious day taken by Priscilla, photographer extraordinaire: (and just for the record- no we're not all giants, my mother is just tiny!)
On a whole other subject, Sadie is loving school. Today she rode the bus home for the first time. She practically begged me to let her ride the bus. I had tons of reservations about this. I had flashbacks of my bus riding days- watching the kid down the street light up a cigarette in the back seat, learning about sex for the first time on old bus #9135, of the bus driver running over a pig that was crossing the street (only in Kentucky, folks!) and how stinking hot the bus can get in the middle of August! But against my better judgement, I let her ride the bus anyway. There are only elementary kids riding her bus, so I hoped, at least, that she could hold off learning about sex and smoking with no older kids on the bus! She did great! She is also making lots of new friends. She says one boy in her class loves her and colors her pictures because he loves her! Ahhh, to be 5 again and have love come in the form of coloring pages!
It feels like, to me, that our adoption is dead in the water. Up until a few weeks ago I was gathering papers and making phone calls, etc. I felt like I was making progress. Now I am just waiting. There is nothing for me to do right now but wait on our case worker. Everything is out of my hands and I am just praying for patience. Once this phase is over, I'll switch to praying that the government can for once be swift and efficient and move our paperwork quickly!
In the mean time, though, I've started writing a novel, which is something I've always wanted to do. A dear friend of mine had a genius idea for a book and ask if I'd coauthor. So that project is underway- I can't share the details, but I can say that it will be a bestseller and one day you'll all be able to buy it at your local bookstore! And then you can say that you knew me when I was a just a little, small town blogger! Hey- it can't hurt to dream, can it?