Friday, August 13, 2010

One Year Ago Today

One year ago today, we got THE call. Of course at the time we didn't know it was THE call. It was another call in a series of raised hopes and false starts. In fact, that's what I titled that blog entry: Another One. We'd just passed on the opportunity to move forward with placement of a four year old boy due to lots of legal ugliness between DCF and the boy's foster mother. We were feeling a little down, secure in our choice, knowing it was the best one for us and for the little boy, but wondering if we'd ever get a call about a placement that felt right.

I was at school trying to get set up for the school year to start in a few weeks. DH called me and left a message that our family resource worker had called about a one-year old boy. It was a legal risk placement and we weren't sure how much risk was involved. There was some talk about a grandmother who wanted him which turned out to be a complete misunderstanding due to his foster mom at the time being called Granny.

We placed a call to the child's worker to get more information. And waited. And started fantasizing about a little one in our home. And wondered how much of our hearts we were willing to risk.

It turns out we were willing to risk everything. I'm so thankful we did, because down the hall there's a little boy napping who will wake up and call for Mama and I'm the one he's calling for. He's the light of my heart, my beautiful boy, my wonderful child, and we first heard he existed in the world, one year ago today.

13 comments:

banditgirl said...

What a powerful, moving post. What a relief and gift that this boy is with you and your wonderful family. What an intense time you went through for all that. Thank you for sharing.

Claudia said...

Incredible, incredible. What a difference a year makes! So wonderful that you can now look back and know that it WAS the call... the one that changed your life, forever.

Barb said...

Oh the warm fuzzies!!!! So happy. :)

Fran said...

I so remember that call and the beginning of your new life. I'm thrilled things have worked out so well in the end and made it all worth it. Much love, Fran

Beautiful Mess said...

Love it! I'm so happy for all three of you! I hope you all enjoyed your special day.
*HUGS*

Fiddle1 said...

So happy for you and for him!

Babs said...

"Like"!!

Lut C. said...

Finally and not a moment too soon!
This is a lovely post.

(Arrived from the Crème de la Crème list)

jeanna said...

followed you here from the creme, wow how amazing how one phone call, one moment can change your life and you don't even know it at the time. I am so happy you got your little boy!!!

Dream Mommy said...

It was so worth the risk with all the children that came into our home. Sure if would have hurt less if I didn't take them, but then I wouldn't have had the good memories I do of the time they were with us.

Sara said...

How beautiful! I'm so happy for you that you decided to take a chance.

(here from creme)

Grace said...

My kids have a TPR hearing the day after tomorrow. We've had kiddo for a year and a half and baby sister for four months. It was not our intention to adopt when we started doing foster care, but we've already become a family. Today in the car kiddo told me, "You belong to me."

Congratulations!

Creme #176

Tanya said...

I am so glad your leap of faith paid off and you have your bundle of joy.
Great post - makes me feel hopeful.

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