OH MY GOSH!!!
can you believe you just read that?!?
i can't believe i just typed it!!!
we've been waiting for this moment since may 27, 2010! when we submitted our paperwork to rwanda.
10 months of waiting.
did i do it well? that is up for debate. but, WE DID IT. we walked through it and we made it!!!
i got up early this morning to read before sawyer got up.
right before i went to get him, i hobbled downstairs and to check my email real quick - so i wouldn't be on the computer once he got up.
i checked my email...then checked my spam folder (i check it every few days...specifically knowing our approval could go there since it's coming from another country!) and i had an email from a person with a REALLY long last name and the subject line was something about "in response to your request to adopt". i just STARED at it for a couple minutes! COULD THIS BE IT?!? or is this some crazy spam email and i'm going to get a virus if i click on it??? i seriously couldn't figure it out! i finally clicked on it...and it was our APPROVAL!!!! at least, i was PRETTY sure. but not 100% convinced. so, i forwarded it to our agency and asked if it really was. but, this was at 6:30 am. they would not be getting back to me for a few hours. and pat is camping and out of cell phone coverage so i can't call him. oh, AND, this email had been sitting in my spam folder since FRIDAY!!! crazy! :-)
so, i got sawyer up and tried to pretend like it didn't happen.
i didn't know WHAT to do!
i was guarding my heart...
we played. i went to the gym. ran a couple errands. as i was driving, our agency called me and she said,
THEN, i was excited!
EXCEPT i couldn't tell ANYONE since i couldn't get in touch with pat!
so, i went on with my day and was just waiting for him to call...he FINALLY called at like 2 pm on his way home.
he was so excited!
and i could finally SHARE THE NEWS!!!
we had a celebration dinner in the porch...
TIRED, excited parents!
we wait. again. :-)
but, there is an end in sight for SURE!
we will definitely be bringing our 2 boys home in the next few months.
the next step will be another email with a picture of each of our boys...our "referral".
we will accept the referral.
and then, shortly after, go GET them!
we could get our referral in as few as 3 weeks from now...or 2 months from now...we will see!!!
THANK YOU for your excitement and support!