Saturday, January 31, 2009

Drum Roll, Please

Have you all been sitting on pins and needles waiting for my post? Have you? Huh? Have you? Am I annoying you? Oh come on, let me have my fun.

So first of all, concerning yesterday's post, I need to clear something up. Troy did not, in fact, fail to call me before calling The Organization We're Adopting From. Apparently, he had no sooner walked in the door that the phone rang. It was Anne and, well, as you all know, she had big news.

I kind of have half a mind to launch into something completely unrelated to our adoption and leave you all wondering just what, exactly, went on today. But, my mom has threatened to post her own blog and ruin the suspense ride that I feel like putting all of you on simply because it's been a long time since I've had a chance to keep you all waiting for my baby news. So...Garrett did the darnedest thing today...

Just kidding.

Alright. I picked Troy up at the airport this morning and headed to another place in Southern California. We arrived about a half hour before my parents and Garrett got there. She wanted to meet them all and we figured it would be a good idea if we had two cars so that, if Garrett threw some colossal tantrum, my parents could quickly escort him off the premises before I drop kicked* him across the room and ruined all our chances of obtaining this woman's offspring.

I'd like to say now that, out of respect for Jennifer's privacy, I've decided that I will not now, nor do I ever plan to, share any details of her life or the circumstances surrounding her decision to place this child for adoption. With that being said...

Our meeting went swimmingly. She was absolutely wonderful and I loved her immediately and she seemed to return the sentiment. Without sharing any real details of our four hours together, I'd just like to announce that all parties are moving ahead. She intends to give us the ultimate gift, her precious baby boy, in just a few short weeks. While our oldest son is pasty white, this precious boy will have a permanent tan. Before we ever conceived Garrett, I had a dream that we adopted an African-American son. Dreams do come true.

Well, there is cleaning and scrubbing and washing and pulling of things out of storage and folding and attorney calling and fake contractions to endure and man, why does my back hurt and are my ankles swollen? and general nesting and packing and trying to prepare my son for his brother. Speaking of my son, I'll leave you with the cutest words ever out of his mouth. When we were preparing to leave I pulled him onto my lap, pointed to Jennifer's expanding tummy and said, "Guess what? Your brother's in there." Garrett found this to be ridiculously hysterical and I didn't think he believed me. Why would he? He hasn't experienced babies coming out of bellies since he actually did and, for him, that was a really long time ago.

When I got home from depositing Troy at the airport I asked Garrett who we met today. He replied, "My baby in that lady's tummy." If that doesn't just pull on every heart string in your chest then I don't know what will. Please continue praying for the health of Jennifer and our son! And please continue praising God with us.

*I have not nor do I ever plan to actually drop kick my child.


  1. woohoo! yes, i've been checking your blog CONSTANTLY and yes, that whole first part of this post was terribly annoying ;)

    SO thrilled and excited for you all. CONGRATULATIONS!! this time our babies will be just a little bit closer in age.

  2. yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! I will have you know that as soon as I saw your bulletin on myspace I screamed out loud in excitement sacraficing the end of my boy's nap. He just startled awake and wondered why I was making so much noise! Congrats Doozleberries! Or whomever you are ;-)

  3. Oh I am crying.
    This has made my day simply wonderful. Delightful. Amazing.

    Love you guys.....this is just the best EVER!!

    Now.....what can we, the Internets, do to help?!?!

    Hey! My Word Verification was Brentas....a name suggestion maybe??

  4. So so excited for you! That is wonderful news and we will be praying for your new little one!

  5. you have a good mom. Although I would have found humor in your detour I am so glad you got right to the point. I would have been on pens and needles. I can't wait to meet him.

  6. Incredible!! I just had tears reading the good news!! CONGRATuLATIONS!

  7. YEAH!!!!!! I am SOOOO excited for you guys! Congrats. I can't wait to see pictures and hear all of the new stories you are going to have to share. God is so good.

  8. Congratulations again! This is all too cool. I would like to point out to your six-and-a-half readers that I take full credit for this. The day before the phone call, I said to my fiance, "Yeah, they could get picked tomorrow, or it could be in five years." For serious, that happened. Okay, so I don't take full credit, because I'm not God and all that jazz, but it was pretty cool that I said that.

  9. Wow, God works in mysterious ways. The child's sex, nor color matters, as long as you have love in your heart. That is so awesome. We are happy for you both.

  10. YIPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. We couldn't be happier for you guys! I have been following your blogs closely the past several months to hear your story! And don't worry about the time, you will get everything done!
    Thank you, Lord, for putting this baby in their hands.
    Jake and Cristy Booher

  12. I feel like I'm getting another grandchild (will your parents be okay with sharing?)! You have an entire church body here, just waiting to love on your new one and to support you guys. J

  13. We are so incredibly happy for you all! I can barely ype because of the tears...stinkin Mrs. Doozleberry making me get all emotional.:P
    Praising God with you and for you.

  14. Not to freak you out with the rush-nesting and all, but there is the possibility that birth mother could deliver early...

    Please let me know if there's anything you need. Clothes, diapers, prayers. And know there are alot of us out here rejoicing with you. Lots of love.