Who knew that Groundhog Day would ever become a meaningful day in our lives?
There aren’t the right words to tell you this….
WE GOT THE CALL FROM THE CASEWORKER…..they chose us to be his parents!!!!!!!!! We are overwhelmed right now. We are both in shock and I think in awe as well. We are in awe of how perfect God’s plans are. All of the right people networked at the right time to bring us our son. All of the right circumstances at the exact time they needed to happen. They had many other families to choose from but they have chosen us despite the fact that placing him with us involves a lot of ‘red tape.’ Everything is just too perfect. One day soon, we will all be together, a family of three and we will be living, breathing, loving proof that God and God alone builds families in all different ways, but perfectly, every time.
The joy in our hearts right now can not be described. We already feel blessed beyond words, I can’t even imagine how it will feel to read him his first bedtime story, kiss his first boo-boo, build our first snowman…..ahh, the tears just flow when I think about it.
**Forgive the emotions and the fact that this might not be making any sense…**
The ‘fine print’ at this point is that the county needs to establish a contract with our agency. It’s in the works and the case worker is confident that though it will ‘take some doing’ it can happen. The timeline is unclear, but there is a chance it may only take a week or two!! We will be seeing little man on Friday and then continue to visit him at his foster parents home until he is cleared to come live with us. Legally we will need to be his foster parents for 6-12 months and then we will be able to adopt him. It’s a slow process but once he is with us he won’t be at risk of going anywhere unless we would ask for him to be placed elsewhere (which obviously wouldn’t happen).
So….at this point I’m resisting the urge to have a Target shopping spree for him. But, I’m not sure how long that will last. Brian and his brother will be finishing up his bedroom this weekend. (Stay tuned for pics!)
We are going to trust that things will continue to work in our favor and his. This is meant to be. We are so grateful. Thank you for your prayers. Keep them coming. We will keep you posted.