Wait-listed

In college being wait listed sucks but in the adoption world, getting on the wait list is (as Martha Stewart would say) a good thing.   And now we're wait listed.  Holla. What does that mean?  Well it means at any point in time we need to be ready to receive a letter saying "Here is your child." And then once we get that letter we must be ready to go to Colombia within the month to meet that child.  And then we will care for and love that child for the rest of our lives.

Yeah. It's kind of a big deal.

I got the e-mail last Friday and I kind of sat there not believing it.  And then I texted Arnold and then he called me.  And I sat there at work lying on this picnic bench and talking with him and staring at the sky.  I think we were both kind of dumbfounded.  As I lay there on the bench the sky seemed to open up and get bigger and bigger.  Like at the end of a movie when the camera pans out on the main characters until they are just a speck in the landscape.

Posted on August 31, 2009 and filed under Adoption.