Sunday, March 14, 2010

Two Years Ago Today

Two years ago today, I received the phone call that would change my life.  Maury from FTIA called to tell me she had just received a file from the shared list and thought this was MY girl.  She gave me a few tidbits and asked if I wanted to see the file.  Unlike my first experience with the shared program I said an enthusiastic YES.  I was home sick so got the email quickly.  This is what I saw!


I started to cry and tried my mom.  I couldn't reach her and called Nic who was teaching.  I reached Kris and sent her the file since she's a good friend but also an RN.  I had 48 hours to make a decision and submit my LOI and Family Plan.  To be continued........

12 comments:

Debby said...

Hard to believe that your first pics of Emme she had so little / no hair. She has some of the most gorgeous hair today of just about anyone I know!!!

To me, these pics don't even begin to scratch the surface of the treasure she is!!!

MotherMotherOcean said...

Awww!

Kris said...

i will never forget. and cannot believe it's been TWO years already!!

Anonymous said...

Who would have guessed that those curls were hiding in there waiting to surprise you?

Juliette said...

She was so small on these pictures!
Can't believe either it's been 2 years.

Special K said...

She was so tiny. Can't wait to hear the rest of the story...

Laurie said...

What darling photos! :) She's breathtaking - then and now.

Yoli said...

Two years? How times passes us by. Congratulations on this anniversary. Emme is beautiful and happy. You have done a very good job.

Cavatica said...

Holy moly... two years? I remember that time.

Erica said...

Wow, hard to believe. It seems like yesterday and forever again all at the same time.

Michele said...

I remember the whole story but it is fun to reminise. It was truly a very special day.

Bonnie said...

Lisa- Congratulations on almost 2 years with Miss Emme! I have followed your blog all this time, and have loved watching your precious girl grow up. :-) Thank you for taking a chance on her, for showing how joyful a SN adoption can be. I started thinking about SN after watching your example...and I've now been a mom for 4 weeks!! :-) Olivia (NiNi) is having heart surgery this week, she has defied the odds to survive this far...but she will go home a normal kiddo! I love watching how you balance a boyfriend, career, and motherhood- cuz now I'm trying to do the same thing! :-) Take care! Hug that sweet Emme for me.
Bonnie in Sacramento (from SAC Yahoo group)