Thursday, December 10, 2009
It snowed yesterday. About five inches of snow with sleet and rain. Which is why I freaked out when I woke up in the morning because I started to worry that since school was closed and Howie was staying home from work, that the adoption teaming would not happen. After all, why would they drive all the way to work in the freezing rain??
I emailed Michael and said basically for him to let me know the re-scheduled date of the teaming and something about how I was soon going to be without fingernails and hair.
I went outside to play with the kids and build a snow man and when I came inside I had an email from Michael. It said this:
My heart dropped because that just didn't sound like good news. I did but he was at lunch. Hal was working in the basement and so I went down to the basement to vent. He was on the phone and said that there had been two beeps so we checked to see who called and it was both of the social workers. This made the little hairs on my arms stand up.
I ran back upstairs to call our social worker, Amy but just as I reached the top, the cell phone rang. It was the other social worker, Michael.
Good news! They picked us. Out of 25 families they picked US! We are the proud new adoptive family to a little boy named Raul. He is 5 years old, just a couple of months older than Bubba. He is also autistic, very similar to Bubba in terms of development as well.
We are immediately starting the transition to bring him home over the next six weeks!
I just can't believe it. We're beyond excited and joyful and blessed and hold on just a second while I jump up and down and scream.