Well, here we are... waiting for yet another Monday. It's been two weeks now since we've been told, "you are so close!" Families with their dossiers sent the same day as us for baby boys have already gotten their referrals. So we are next for a healthy infant boy under 6 months! Wahoo!! I'm trying to keep busy and this past week I've had tons of work to do for grad. school. I've relaxed a little on the phone ringing. Now when it rings, I don't expect it to be AAI, so maybe when it is, I will be utterly surprised! But I will say there have been several times where I've heard "phantom phone calls." I stop and think, "Is that my phone? Where is it?" The TV will be on, or music, and I swear I hear my ringtone in the mix. Haha. I even had a dream that AAI called and I kept trying to accept the call and my phone wouldn't let me. The panic I felt in my dream was like the panic you feel when you are trying to run away but you can't. I've been up and down in these two weeks of really waiting, but overall, God has filled my heart with peace and contentment...especially the last several days.
In the meantime, I wanted to share one of my all-time favorite pictures of my nephew Manny (and a few others) who was born in Guatemala and came home on August 26, 2005. This moment is forever engrained in my mind and I will never forget the first time I saw that little face in person. He still makes this same exact expression at his now big boy age of four! Here he is when they first came out of the airplane, all snuggled in the mayan wrap. Sooo cute.
Here's the first time Grandma held Manny. (When I was opening this picture to put it on here, it came up really big, and you could see the lady at the desk in the background. She had a huge smile on her face. There was quite the crowd there to welcome our little guy home).
Manny shortly after coming home. He loooves the bathtub!
Manny all grown up! Wow.. already four!