Tuesday, February 26, 2008

They Finally Said No

It took a while, but someone finally gave me the answer I expected.

However they couldn't say it simply. The answer really is that the agency only takes referrals from the state so if this boy in another state moved to our state then he would have a chance of being referred, but he would have to live here first.

In other words, "no."

Which is a little sad, but also a relief.

There is a part of me that feels ... what ... empty? no...not quite ... I don't know. There is part of me that wishes we had another teen in the house, that thinks it will get worse when Andrew goes away to college and it really is just R0land, Brian and me. I didn't expect that to happen.

And there is a big part that is tired and stressed from work and just doesn't want anything else on my plate right now. A lot of the things that are stressing me will be over soon, but right now it is good not to have to think about anything more.

Now, if you will excuse me, I have to go to a committee meeting. Sigh.


  1. I'm sorry that it is not going to work out.

  2. I understand being both sad and relieved at the same time. But I am very glad that you finally have an answer.

    Just knowing helps a lot, doesn't it?

  3. Glad that you finally have an answer and can finally put this one to rest. Who knows, maybe he will wind up in your state before it is over. Lord knows, stranger things have happened.

  4. Glad that you have some answers! even if you had to get the long version of the story!

  5. \agreeing with everyone above

  6. I think the winter is wearing on us all.

  7. Waiting sucks. I'm glad you got some closure. Keep on keepin' on.

  8. I hope you are extra nice to yourself, you deserve some sunshine today.


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