It is December! I just can’t believe that we are on the final countdown of 2013. Believe me, I am ready for 2014, but 2013 has been a pretty good year with lots of promises and hope. I read this quote the other day that said, “90% of success is waking up with a little hope in your heart.” For whatever reason, it really stuck with me. Most likely because every day that I wake up, I believe that THIS day will be the day that we hear news that we have our court date. THIS day will be filled with excitement and hope! Now, don’t get me wrong… I don’t always stay on the hope ‘high’ all day. I am human and typically an emotional mess, but generally, through this process, I have focused on hope. Tried to keep my focus on the positives. Like everyday I can cross off another day another day of waiting. Another day we have made it. Another day closer to holding our baby.
The realization has been hitting me more and more lately that we will get our news soon. And that blows my mind. Every week we are hearing more and more court dates getting assigned to families. And every morning, I wake up thinking, will this be our day? Every day all day I wonder, will it be today? One of these days, I will wake up. And I will be right. That THIS is the day that we have a court date, that we will be able to finally meet our son. Until that day happens, I will wake up not with sadness. I will wake up with hope. I will wake up feeling strong and capable of making it through another day with hope in my heart.