…and I’m back, sort of.
The past two and half weeks felt like they went by in a flash yet lasted an eternity. There were appointments to attend and pressing matters to deal with and an unexpected ear infection that blindsided me in the middle of it, but I can’t remember that last time I felt so genuinely happy.
They tell you in pre-adoption training that you’ll know when you’ve been matched with the right kid. We felt that way from the moment we met her and the past couple of weeks have confirmed it. It feels so right. We feel like an honest-to-goodness family.
The adjustments on my part haven’t been particularly dramatic, although we’re still figuring out the scheduling for the upcoming school year. I’m eating better, gaming less, and reading more. It’s the kind of creative recharging I’ve needed for a while but couldn’t work up the discipline for until it was imposed upon me. Finding the time to act on that is another matter, but that will likely work itself out as things settle down. The point is that there are a bunch of things I’m itching to write about, and not just “IT’S GREAT BEING A DAD” stuff (though it has been pretty great, all told).
There’s no timetable for it yet, only a firm “it will happen when it happens.”
I will see you then, and thanks for all your kind words of encouragement and support.