"Your application is complete and I see no reason for it not being approved although I am not on the approval committee. We are running way behind in getting the approval board together. Don't worry, it will happen and your position in the overall process will not change."
Does that sound like a yes to you? Because it sounds like a yes to me! Now, the Future Papa and I have had this evening planned out for awhile now. We received a gift card to Chile's recently and had been saving it for our "THEY SAID YES" day. At first we thought that we should celebrate at one of our town's many fine Asian restaurants (we are adopting from Taiwan after all), but then we decided...a free meal (via gift card) would be much more fitting to celebrate the official start to our adoption and the saving/fundraising ahead of us.
So, I called him the moment he got off work.
Future Mama: "Wanna go to Chile's tonight?"
Future Papa: Pause. "Did you hear from the orphanage?"
Future Mama: "WE'RE HAVING A BABY!!"
|Our first "We're Pregnant" picture!|
Now, I have never been pregnant (read all about that in the our adoption tab), but I imagine this is what it is like to pee on a stick. You try and try for months (researching agencies and countries, looking at applications, finally applying) and then finally, in one moment, it's official...you are having a baby! Two little lines appear! Or, in our case, an e-mail!!
And of course, once you know you are pregnant, you have to think of ways to tell everyone! So, at dinner, we talked endlessly on how we are going to announce the news to our families and friends. (Note: Our families know that we have an interest in adoption and that we are in an adoption ministry, so this won't come as a complete shock to them that we are adopting. What might be shocking is that we are starting the process now!)
My announcement ideas tend to be a bit crazier than my darling husband's, who likes things plain and simple, ha! My mother and younger brothers are going to be in town for Mother's Day weekend, so as much as I am itching to pick up the phone and call her RIGHT NOW, I love the idea of doing something special in person. From gifts to jokes to videos to pictures, we have all sorts of ideas for all sorts of different people...more on this to come :-)
And now that you have read all this, are you ready to know who we are adopting with?! We are thrilled to announce that we are officially an unofficial...
HIS HANDS TAIWAN FAMILY
I have so many wonderful things to say about this awesome ministry in later posts, but for now, check out their website, blog, or facebook page to hold you over.
May you all have wonderful Easter weekends. I know we will!