Two years ago I wrote this blog posting: Our Adoption Journey has begun! Reading back on that post gave me goosebumps and made me want to cry. We were so so so so close and didn’t even know it! In less than 3 weeks we’d receive THE CALL and our daughter would be born.
I could never have imagined on that day, 2 years ago, how quickly and extensively our lives would change. How I’d find healing from the most beautiful and selfless act of love, how another woman’s love for her unborn child would ultimately shape me into who I am today and heal my shattered heart.
It is interesting reading back on that post too because a couple of things become very clear, things I didn’t realize at the time or had forgotten about. I remember our SW’s telling us how they always knew, even before the birth mom’s had made their choice, exactly who the birth mom’s would choose. Clearly, on the day we met, they knew already that we would be matched with our beautiful *I*! They had asked us that day to work quickly on a profile and to get it to them the following week, in hindsight I realize that the rush was because they knew *I*’s time was fast approaching and that she needed to make a decision and they knew we were it! Of course two days later they phoned and confirmed these suspicious by telling us we had to get our profile to them by the following day!
Of course, the other thing that stands out for me from that blog postings is that something in my gut was already telling me our placement would be quick. I just could never have imagined it would be that quick!
I have so many memories of this very special time. The festive season will always be a special time of year for both Walter and I. So many things to celebrate. The start of our adoption journey, the day we got THE CALL, the day we met *I* and the day that Ava was born followed by the most magical Christmas ever!
I really hope that very soon we will be getting to experience the magic of adoption again with our second placement. I have a feeling about 2012…. lets see if I’m right!