No email has ever made us as happy as the one we received last Friday! And believe me I have been the winner of a slew of lotteries all over the world and the heir to millions from my “relatives” in Nigeria. Let me paint you this picture, all of us in the van heading to New Jersey for a family gathering. As the usual, the husband begins his Friday interrogation of “did you call the agency?” And “Have we heard from Peru?” To where I begin my usual rant of “don’t you think I would tell you if I’ve heard” and “if you ask me one more time, one more time”. At that moment I remembered that I hadn’t quite checked email all day. This of course is very unusual, especially lately because we had become super anxious since a few document were about to expire. I begin opening the usual junk mail and there, between my khol’s coupon and a survey to Totalwine.com (don’t judge me) was the very awaited email. All they said was congratulations, Peru has approved your family to adopt and I began to yell! Of course, sending all the passengers into hysterics thinking the worst. Between tears and relief I gave them the news! And suddenly the realization that this is happening and that we may now be matched with children sank in.
We took the weekend to celebrate and bask in the knowledge that this part is over, however, since I received the email too late to call the agency back we were also left with more questions of what happens next. Which brings us to this week where, of course, we resumed our usual lines of “did you hear” and “omg, NO” (we are creatures of habit). So I left a message and I have yet to hear from the agency, but for now I’m going to relish and live in the win. I have begun to paint and repurpose furniture changing a guest room into kid’s room.
The wait to be approved is over but the wait to be matched is next and I hope it’s not as long!