This week was awesome…we finally got a court date! We travel mid May to meet our boys for the first time. Words can’t describe how we are feeling.
Micah is now 22 months old and Kai is 4 months old. We often get photos and updates of the boys, which we can’t share until they are legally ours, but they are very healthy and SUPER cute!
We were placed with Micah and a baby boy late in October. We would have gotten the boys in January (or sometime around then), but on December 5th, we were given terrible news…the baby died of Malaria. We had everything ready, two cribs, two car seats, baby clothes, diapers,…I even had a chest freezer filled with breast-milk (thanks Rebecca). So when the agency asked if we wanted to be placed with another baby, we said “of course!” We were sent a photo of a new baby within 5 minutes which made us realize just how many children need homes. But with that decision, it made Micah’s wait that much longer. So we closed the door to the boys’ room and tried not to think about the long wait…which is impossible!
This is the longest marathon I have ever been in. Our journey started in August 2008, we had so many bumps in the road; including a job loss of my husband for 12 months (which is why I started writing books…so I wouldn’t lose the dream of adoption). But the finish line is in the horizon. I can’t wait to snuggle with the boys and my husband early on a Sunday morning.
Thank you to all of you who have supported us on this journey. All of my book sales go towards the adoption (and probably another one in the future:).