Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thank You...

I just wanted to say a great big Thank You to everyone for your words of encouragement, and also a big Thank You to those of you who donated to our Chip In and shared about it.

I can't honestly say that I'm feeling much better, but I am trying to just take it one day (or one hour!) at a time. I think one of the reasons I haven't been inspired to post much is because, honestly, I spend most of my days either thinking about or writing my dissertation, and the thought of more thinking/writing is usually too overwhelming :).

Please continue to share about our giveaway, please continue to pray.

I am looking into the possibility of getting hooded at the Fall 2011 graduation ceremony, even though I still plan to "confer" (graduate) this spring. Everything WILL be done before we get on that plane to go get Riley! I really want to walk across that stage, but I don't care when. If this is possible it will give me another month or so before I have to defend. That's doable. That's the original goal I had set for myself.

And here's the finished puzzle, minus the five pieces the cats lost. Can you spot them? :)


Emilie said...

Hi, Jess, I know we haven't met but I found out about your blog and adoption journey from some NLCF friends sharing about it on Facebook. Every once in a while I get on the RR website to see if Masha had been adopted and I was so excited today to see that she finally has a family!

Emilie Roush

Melissa said...

Hi Jess, I've been thinking of you, and meaning to say, you've come TOO FAR to give up. I know how it feels to be so incredibly overwhelmed in many ways.

One day at a time, and one project at a time : ) It helps me to make lists not only of what I need to DO but what I've ACCOMPLISHED!!!!!