I have already told you guys that my boss (who is now my old boss since I have moved to a different role) adopted a little 2 1/2 year old from China. He brought her to work yesterday morning and it gave me two emotions. 1) Happiness for them! She is adorable and so sweet and I am glad they could bring her to American and give her a better life.
2) Sadness. I want a baby girl so bad it just made me a little sad to see this sweet little girl.
Then, later in the day, I was eating lunch in my office and my cell phone rings. It is a 913 area code and I think to myself, "that is the agency". But, I thought they may be calling about our home study update that was finalized the day before, but instead I got a total surprise. Susan from the agency told me that we had a match with a birth mom from Tennessee. I think I went into complete shock and I acting like a robot writing down all the things she was telling me which included the birth mom's age, medical history, etc. (a little side note, my friend Melissa came by later and I showed her all the facts on the match and she wanted to know what "dsl" meant because it was written between cancer and diabetes. I told her I couldn't spell dyslexia on the fly...so I went went dsl. HA!)
I had it in my head that it was going to take two years to get matched again - and God proved me wrong. He proved to me that I had no idea what I was talking about. He is good like that. :)
So, this weekend I have to do some prep to the nursery since Kinley's name is still on the wall. But, I do have this blanket that I had made to replace a blanket someone had given me with Kinley's name on it. I think it is a perfect addition to the room. I love the owls and the blue and the orange. Who ever said you could have something be girly that is blue and orange???
Today, Tony and I signed all the paperwork to agree to the match and I made a card for Ariel, the birth mom tonight. We have to overnight the paperwork so it can get to Kansas City on Monday. We started conversing with Ariel over email tonight and we are going to Knoxville next weekend to meet her. It is all going so fast - but I like it this way.
We ask that each of you continue to be our prayer warriors and pray for the emotional stability of the birth mother and just for us in general. It really does have to be the hardest thing to do - to give your child up for adoption. We love that all of you are out there rooting for us and we are so thankful to have friends like you.