I finally made it through court! Today went from one of the worst days I have had during this journey to one of the best. All it took was one phone call! That phone call came in at 4:03 PM according to my bedroom clock. My court date was last Thursday but my SW didn't hear anything until today. The news that I am now officially JM's guardian is the best news I have had in months! The only thing that tops it is when I found him on the waiting child list and was told he was "yours if you want him." I will never forget either of those moments or the pure joy that came with them.
The unofficial word is that I will be travelling the week of March 19. My parents are coming with me and we will actually leave Madison on March 15. There is a weekend trip to the southern area of the country that we want to go on. It will give us an excellent opportunity to see more of the country and learn a little more about JM's birth culture. There is a chance that we could travel the week of March 12 but that is doubtful. It is more likely that we will go the following week. I am fine with either week. There are pluses and minuses with any week and a few days won't really make a difference. We have the rest of our lives to be together.
I can't believe that I will be travelling in just 30 days! There is so much to do before that. I have to wash his clothes, baby proof the house, prepare the au pair's room and shampoo the carpets. I have four "weekends" off work between now and then to get it done. I also need to finish his quilt for his bed. I have been working on cross-stitching it for months. I am almost finished and should have it done in plenty of time. I am so excited! It won't be long now!