the highpoint of my weekend was standing in line at the Social Security Administration’s local office.
no. I’m not kidding.
You see our baby girl’s birth certificate arrived on Friday. Ginny is adopted, so this is the new birth certificate. The kind that some adoptive parents used to use to lie to their kids. It actually lists me as the mother and Martin as the father. Which feels really weird to me. I know that Mel and Steve are the birth parents. I understand why the authorities do this. They are trying to make things easy when we fill out forms and go to doctors and schools etc….. We are the legal parents now, but it still feels like we are cheating somehow by not having a birth certificate that lists BOTH the birth family and the adoptive family. Maybe someday that form can be changed to reflect the reality of adoption.
Anyway…. Monday, Martin and I dropped everything and went to go stand in line to get her a social security number.
Kind of a milestone. wow.
The rest of the weekend was spent sending my hubby off to go do the show (Journey to Bethlehem at our church) without me. I had some kind of horrible 24 hour bug Friday night (or food allergy, we still haven’t figured that one out) so I missed Saturday’s show, and then various other little things cropped up: Ginny had a slight fever, so I stayed home Sunday, and then I was under the weather again on Monday so I missed that show as well.
I did get a lot of the presents wrapped and I listened to a whole bunch of Christmas music. Mostly Travis Cottrell’s new CD “Ring the Bells” good stuff that.
so…. What with being sick and being left alone in the house a lot, which is not good for me emotionally and it being Christmas….I can honestly say that standing in line at the government office was the highlight of the weekend.
how about you? how was your weekend?