it looks like we've had our first stroke of bad luck. Our court date was wrong. Our court date is actually the 27th. It's not that big of a deal except that this pushes our travel back potentially into the first week in January. There are many families trying to get travel dates in the last week in December - to be there for Christmas which would be just amazing. i had so wanted a Christmas with our girls. New York is simply the best place to be at Christmas, and I was just positively giddy with the day-dreaming. but- bad luck is relative since nothing has happened to our daughters and everyone is healthy. That's assuming the Embassy holds to their word of only closing on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. If we don't get there before the second week in January, then we run into Epiphany (12th Night) which means that everything will close for another few weeks. That means we wouldn't get to travel until the end of January.
i mean it's just reality that there are no guarantees in adoption. i let myself get lulled into thinking we were almost there. and now, another few months.
keep praying that we somehow get to travel before the end of the year.
off to eat chocolate and cry.