Talk about a long weekend, I only mentioned her file to a few people, and I wondered if I had the right to ask my family to take on a child with such problems. On Monday morning, I got a phone call from Pam at CCAI asking if I wanted to see her file, my heart nearly came out of my chest. They emailed it and sent the hard package overnight. When we saw what it said about her vision, it did scare me, and I know it scared my husband. He knew my dreams of the things I wanted to do with a little girl, and she was older than the toddler we had requested. He also knew that we could only do this once. I admire so many of my friends who have returned two, three and some even more to adopt a child. The more we discussed it, the more scared I got, what if we didnt bring her home, all I think was what if someone else gets her and doesnt love her like I do or take care of her, my heart literally hurt just thinking about it. Paul would tell me to call his sister, to talk about it with her.
We only had till Wednesday to make up our minds. My dear sweet husband, bless his heart, drives me insane, he has to S L O W L Y think things through. I was a mess on that Wednesay, I was due to call them with an answer and we hadnt come to a decision yet. He called me five minutes after I was suppose to call them, and the rest as they say, is history.
My husband with a heart of steel at times, has become I man I always knew he would. This little girl truly holds the key to his heart in her tiny little hand. I was a mess that morning we went to pick her up. I was in tears before I arrived, and they flowed for the longest time that day.
|this was our family's first climps at Grace.|
|In her Daddys Arms|
|One Year Home|
|Two Years Home|
|Taken last month|