One year ago today, when we very least expected it, we got it. THE call. Of course, we didn't exactly know it at the time. At the time it just seemed to be A call. Our home study and profile had been active with our agency for 3 months. We had previously been called to see if we would give permission to show our profile to a specific situation. We weren't chosen that time. We had previously been called to say that we had been chosen, but we declined the situation. That had been a mere two weeks before. One year ago today I received a call from the owner of our agency to verify that we were still interested in an open adoption. We were. She told me that in the evening they would be showing our profile to a birth family. She gave me a little bit of information. The birth mother was currently 8 months pregnant with a baby boy. She asked if this would be OK with us. Umm, yeah, it was OK.
I called B to tell him what I had agreed to, and he was OK with it. Truthfully, I didn't think about it much over the rest of the day. After all, we had only been waiting for 3 months and I was prepared to be patient.
That evening I went to my Resolve infertility support group meeting at Mimi's. Part way through my cell phone rang. It was B. There was good news and bad news. The good news? We had been chosen. The bad? Well, we may have to postpone our vacation to Alaska that was scheduled for 2 days later. Let me just tell you that I didn't consider that to be bad news!
Within a mere month we could say with complete certainty that the call had indeed been THE call. My sweet baby boy is now 11 months old. A year ago it was impossible to know the sheer joy that THE call would bring to us over the next year. But from here, from now . . . it was THE call that brought joy back to our lives and made everything right with the world.