I spent so much time running around totally wired to get every.last.thing.done for our adoption, and fundraising, and prepping the house for more kids... I had to take care of M's IEP and medical stuff before we left. She had sedated casting and botox in the spring. We're STILL trying to sell our house. (still, so please someone buy it!) everything has been so crazy and then we travelled to Ukraine.
6 1/2 weeks of crazy stress away from my kids and our lives.
Then we came home and had the rush of initial medical appointments, dental appointments, school meetings (craziness!!), and the whole crazy thing of coming home with 3 new boys. forever.
I was so relieved to be back that I was literally falling asleep on our first day home, which I attributed to jet lag. Just so relieved. We went to church after two weeks home and I was just siting in my chair during service like, "yes. I can go to sleep now. There is no paperwork I have to do to make sure my kids can come home."
So, this post was gonna be about how exhausted I am suddenly realizing I have been for apparently most of the year, but then I went to tell my kids goodnight. I had 6 little people tell me they love me.
I think the exhaustion is worth it.