Though this is what we expected, I'm still sad. I wasn't expecting the phone call until Monday when we were scheduled for the court hearing, however, but am grateful we know and don't have to wait any longer.
I'm sad for a lot of reasons. Sad that her reason for keeping the baby was her own mother's threats. Sad that this baby will grow up in an unsafe neighborhood (according to the birthmother). Sad that she won't be with us. Sad that the next thing I'll do is pack up her baby clothes that were waiting for her.
But, I know we'll be ok.
The part I struggle with is not being able to fully trust myself. We fasted. We prayed. We prayed. We studied. And we prayed! I really felt like I had a real answer that this was right. This was our baby. There were other things a long the way that have happened...and when we got the phone call and as we took time to make sure this was right...it was like eveything added up. I could connect the dots. It was right.
But it wasn't.
We have a $1200 airline credit. I told Marcus that if we don't use that within a year...it's lost. So, if we end up not using that to travel for a baby by April 2013 -- I say we go to Hawaii! I mean, it just seems like the right thing to do.
"Alooooooha," I say! Alooooooooooha!
Family of Four