Thursday, August 4, 2011

3 Years 8 Months 20 Days ...

In December 2007 DarlingHusband, Gramsie, GrandPaPa and I attended an informational meeting at the county and this journey began..

By August 3, 2008 we had completed the approval process and anxiously awaited the phone to ring with our first placement.  We were sure it would happen any minute.. It didn't.. we learned patience.

August 3, 2009 we were bracing for the transition of our beloved twins, Jack and Jill, back to a bio family member's home.  I can't even begin to explain the heartbreak and sorrow.  There are no words.  We learned sometimes the lesser of two evils is all you can be thankful for and how to say goodbye with grace and dignity.  Well, our our version of it, anyway.

By August 3, 2010 Mannie, his little sister Sunshine and JuneBug had all come and gone.  These cases taught us how to open our arms and hearts to not only our darling angels but to their bio families, as well. 

And so much more..

Honestly, I was convinced we would never make it to adoption.  Each year we decided to recertify because being foster parents was something we enjoyed...

Yes, we're nuts.

August 3, 2011 ... 3 years 8 months 20 days of tears, diapers, sleepless nights, break throughs and set backs, colds, laughter, trips to urgent care, holidays, therapy, arguments, tantrums, more sleepless nights...  We heard the words we never thought we would hear..

"It is done..The judge declared your LittleBuddy & SweetPea are now available for adoption.."

Pure Joy. 

Exhale...

9 comments:

Lei-Ann Lassetter said...

SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YALL!!!! <3

Kadi Prescott said...

I'm so over the moon for you!! LOVE happy endings and LOVE YOU!!

beth said...

whoo hooo!!!

Jan said...

I'm teary eyed all over again reading your bittersweet journey. Congratulations on passing this hurdle!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

If my knee was not in a brace I would jump for joy right now! Praising God with you and the reward for your perseverance!

Carmen O. said...

unbelievable!! I'm so happy for you!!

Rebecca said...

YEAH!!!!!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!

Laurel said...

FINALLY! Aww, this made me cry. I'm so happy for you...but I'm mostly happy for LB and SP. What a blessing for those kids to have you and the hubby as parents. For life.

I'm so thrilled for you.

Keli S. said...

Crying happy tears for you, as I have been for so much of your journey. Wonderful news for a wonderful family!!!

 

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