Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Going to Playa

It's almost 7 a.m.  I am sitting on my rocking chair, catching up on e-mail and watching my sweet girl sleep.  It is one of those rare treats when I am the one up first without having to be frantically getting ready for work. I actually got up early so I could work on my contract work.  Ask me how many questions I wrote this morning?  That would be 0!  But I have a lot of that order done.  I will feel loads better when I put that order to bed and the second order as well.  Don't get me wrong, I do love doing contract work because I always learn something new.  I can be a procrastinator and wait until the last minute and stress majorly until I get it done in the nick of time.  I used to say I did my best work under stress.  I contribute that to silly youth!  I hope Gracie doesn't get that from me.  It's not one of my best traits. 

It's official.  We are going to meet up with Gracie's cribmate in Playa Del Carmen in February (the family lives in England).  I asked mom if she would like to come and she's decided to come too.  We made reservations and booked our flights.  I cannot wait to smell the ocean breeze and sit on the beach and just unwind and relax.  I am afraid I won't want to come back.  I can't wait to see Leilani and her family.  It's a small thing I can give to Gracie every year.  After speaking to an older kiddo who also was adopted from China, I realized how important it was for Gracie to have this link.  This young lady has yearly reunions with her China sisters.  I think that's cool. So, some way, some how, I will make sure Gracie will see Leilani at least once a year.  I hope we can see her other cribmate as well.  She lives in Canada.

I can't believe that we are almost at the end of another year.  I still can't believe how much Gracie has changed and grown.  It feels like time has sped up and I'm just running to keep up (and man do I hate running).  Things are going okay.  I really do have a blessed life.  God has been exceptionally generous to me.  I hope that things will continue to blossom and bloom in the new year.