Monday, September 24, 2007

Almost.. a baby

Not but 12 hours after I got back from my Buddhist conference, I received an email from our adoption agency regarding a young woman in San Francisco who was looking for parents for a biracial child. Wow. I sat looking at the email blankly for a few minutes. I considered blind panic for a minute, then pushed that thought aside. My DH had just left that morning to go to Toronto for a business trip. I called and found out that we couldn't be considered candidates because we had not completed our homestudy.

I actually breathed a sigh of relief.... and disappointment. Mmmm. The baby boy was due in December. I really would like a girl, but at this point, beggars can't be choosy. Oh, and yeah, I don't have quite enough money yet.

Speaking of boys, my sister and her family is here visiting with us for a week. Her son is an exuberant 4 year old. He gets up real early. Her main reason for visiting is our mum, of course. She wants to spend some time with her. Which is good. I've shouldered all of the responsibility of caring for her since she had her stroke and her dementia and I rarely get any time off so to speak. And it's nice to spend time with my little nephew. Yep, raising a kid is tough work, but boy when you they wrap their arms around you, it's heaven.

So I'm savoring my time lazing in my bed with a cup of coffee reading the newspaper.


Teendoc said...

Would you get moving on that homestudy?! Biracial and black couples are seriously needed right now. Our social worker just told us that we were beaten in the world's fastest match category. A biracial couple matched 1/2 day after being in the books! The next day they went to the hospital, met the birthmother and became parents!

Pamela T. said...

What a surreal moment that must have been to get the email!!

I totally groove on the hugs and attention I get from my niece and nephew, too. Enjoy the lazing time ;-)

Deathstar said...

Half a day - are you kidding me?! Man, I need to make a lot of money fast!

Michael Evans said...

I bet getting an e-mail like that makes it very real. Good luck completing the home study!