I am now #10 on the Congo list!!! My caseworker said not to expect any movement until after the first of the year with the courts being closed for Christmas. Slowly but surely I'm inching my way up to the number 1 spot!
There have been some incredible things going on with Sofia's adoption but I can't say anything yet. It amazes me how BIG and AWESOME our God is. I was getting really discouraged and felt like my faith was on eggshells. At just the right time, the Lord provided me with the EXACT encouragement I needed. I can't wait to be able to share the entire story but that won't be for a little while. I promise that when I do share, you will be amazed at how much God cares for us and orchestrates things perfectly!
And on a side note, I found a lump on Rollie's abdomen about 3-4 weeks ago. Rollie is my sweetie boy, the one who follows me room to room, the one who if someone else ever takes them on a walk looks back for me, the one who sleeps with me, so I was not processing this well. My mind was trying to get me to think of the worst case scenario while at the same time I was somewhat in denial. If I didn't KNOW what it was, then I didn't have to DEAL with it. Childish I know, but it was one more thing I couldn't handle. I finally took him to the vet to get a biopsy and deal with whatever the outcome would be. I went in knowing that I would do whatever was in Rollie's best interest, not mine. As long as he's not suffering, that's what's important to me. I learned this from my experience with my childhood dog who had cancer. It was a very painful lesson to learn. So, it seemed like F-O-R-E-V-E-R for the doctor to come back with the lab results and in the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, "It's not a tumor!!" Apparently, Rollie's affinity for food trolling has given him a fatty pocket. I just have to keep monitoring it. Completely dodged a bullet on that one!!! I am SO relieved. I love my Rollie Poly boy and he's only seven so I'm glad he's o.k.
10 days until Christmas and I haven't even started my Christmas shopping! Things have been so hectic I am picturing another Christmas Eve in the mall up until the shops close. It seems like no matter how hard I try and plan, I find myself in this predicament! And then there's the Most Exquisitely Wrapped Gift competition that I win every year. I can't surrender my title so time to get my game face on!!