Dear Baby –
Well, I’m just going to start with this: I am VERY glad April is over. I am so ready to put the month of April behind us for some reasons!
I’ll just get right to it – during this month, we had three new situations come up where our profile book was shown. All three came back as nos. Ugh. And, to add insult to injury, we received three more nos from other situations we had been waiting to hear from. One was from February, and two were from March. So, in total in the month of April, we received SIX nos. I’m not going to lie – it was pretty hard on me. I knew I was getting in my head and my mood was affecting your dad as well. So, we had a realization that perhaps it was time to dive in and officially start planning a little vacation after all.
We ended up booking a mini anniversary trip for the month of May, so we are both looking forward to a few days away from home on the beach and at the pool. Plus, the next few weeks will be fun for me as I prepare for the trip. I think it was the perfect solution to getting my mind off the adoption process and how long it has been taking.
I have had mixed emotions when it comes to taking a trip while we are in the midst of the adoption process. Are people going to judge us because we’re going out of town? What will people think? However, I’ll be honest: unless you’ve gone through this process I don’t think you can fully understand how emotionally draining it can be, and how necessary it can become to get away and have a bit of reboot. So, a couple of nights away for a long weekend is just what the doctor ordered! I can’t wait.
Remember in January when I tried fire cupping for the first time? I branched out in the month of April to try another new thing: Ashiatsu massage! Ashiatsu massage is barefoot massage, and I have to say it was one of the best massages I’ve had in my life! I’m the kind of person who likes to have a lot of deep tissue work in a massage, and this technique was so effective. I’m hooked, 100%. It just might be the only way for me to get my shoulders out of my ears…since I wear them there when I’m stressed!!!
Ok, let’s wrap up April, because I’m definitely looking forward to better things in May!
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